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Achernar

(ninth-brightest star in the sky)

Achernar is the ninth-brightest star in the sky. It is a bright blue Variable Star in the southern sky. It is rotating fast with a rotational period of hours and is highly flattened. It also has a companion orbiting at about 12 AU.

Characteristics:


(star,bright star,binary star,variable star)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achernar
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~043pc139lyAchernar

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