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Alchernar

What's in a Name: Arabic for "river's end"
Claim to Fame: The end of the Celestial River and also the brightest star in the constellation.
Type of Star: Blue-white Subgiant
How Far Away: 85 light years away
How Bright: Almost 1000 times brighter than the Sun
Where to View: In the constellation Eridanus the River
When to View:November through February

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The Summer 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist, available in our online store, includes articles on rivers and snow, classroom planetariums, satellites and oceanography, hands-on astronomy, and global warming.

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