Eridanus


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Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.


Eridanus, the River, exemplifies Babylonian Euphrates. Phaeton was trown into its waters when he drove Sun's chariot too close to Earth. Its brightest star, Achernar ("River's End") is located too far South (d close to -60) to be seen fom Canada or US.


Beautiful barred spiral galaxy NGC1300 is probably the most spectacular object visible for Northern observers in Eridanus.


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