58 Eridani

Stellar classification



  • X 21
  • Y -24
  • Z -29
→ Sol: 43

Object type

  • Variable of BY Dra type
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • Rotationally variable Star
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
simbad:* 58 Eri


58 Eridani is a main-sequence star in the constellation Eridanus. It is considered a solar analogue, which means it has similar physical properties to the Sun. The star has a relatively high proper motion across the sky, and it is located about 43 light years distant. It is a probable member of the IC 2391 moving group of stars that share a common motion through space.

The X-ray emissions from this star's corona indicate an age of less than a billion (109) years, compared to 4.6 billion for the Sun, so it is still relatively young for a star of its mass. Starspot activity has also been detected, which varies from year to year.

A circumstellar disc of dust particles has been detected in orbit around 58 Eridani.

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