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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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