from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus.
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- proper n. A large winter constellation of the northern sky. It lies near Orion and Cetus.
- proper n. A mythical river of northern Europe, rich in amber.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long, winding constellation extending southward from Taurus and containing the bright star Achernar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ancient southern constellation of the River.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus
Po, which the Greeks generally call Eridanus, and the Romans, Padus.
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day, shows NGC 1532,located in the constellation Eridanus "The River".
(The Witch Head Nebula, ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant Rigel in Orion, Eridanus constellation, IC 1128)
Within 24 hours even more news came in via AAVSO Special Notice #182: This new variable object in Eridanus, originally called a possible nova in CBET 2050, is most likely a WZ Sge variable.
According to AAVSO Special Notice #181 released on November 25, 2009, there could be a possible nova in Eridanus.
It ‘sees’ the grouping in the constellation Eridanus.
Itagaki of Yamagata, Japan was photographing the night sky in Eridanus two days ago when Hitoshi Yamaoka of Kyushu University noticed an anomaly – a possible classic nova event.
Green, Ed. announces the discovery of a possible nova in Eridanus, as reported by Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu University, by K.
I soar to Adria's wave-beat shore and to the waters of Eridanus; where a father's hapless daughters in their grief for Phaethon distil into the glooming flood the amber brilliance of their tears.
The Argonauts sail along the Eridanus into the Rhone, and reach the abode of Circe in Italy (552 – 684). —