Achernar, also known as α Eri, CD -57°334, FK5 54, HD 10144, HIP 7588, HR 472, SAO 232481, 70 Eri, 2 G. Eri, 水委, is a Blue Main Sequence Star (B6 Vep) sevenfold the mass of The Sun located inside The Eridanus Constellation. Achernar is one of two stars located in a binary system called Alpha Eridani, α Eridani, Alpha Eri or α Eri. Achernar has a mass of 6.7 Solar Masses, a radius of 7.3 X 11.4 Solar Radiuses and a Luminosity of 3150 Solar Luminosities. Achernar has a Temperature of approximately 15,000 Kelvin and a Surface Gravity of 3.5 Centimetre-gram-second system of units. Achernar is 37.3 Million Years Old. Achernar is 139.9 Light Years from The Sun.
Profile of Achernar
Achernar is ninth brightest star in the night sky. Achernar can be seen from Cape Town, South Africa; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Dallas, Texas most notably. In The Ancient World, Achernar was observable much further South than in Today's World, The Ancient Eygptians would not hath been able to observe from Egypt for example and neither could The Classical Astronomer Ptolemy of The Classical World. Achernar is most noted for being an oval shaped like a chicken egg. Achernar is within our Galaxy, The Milky Way Galaxy and is in fact, the least spherical star observed within The Milky Way Galaxy.
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