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Eridanus (Eridanus)

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Eridanus contains the galaxies NGC 1234 and NGC 1300, a grand design barred spiral galaxy.

In Greek Mythology, Eridanus was supposed to be the constellation that Phaeton drove along in the myth.

Neighbouring Constellations

Fornax (Furnace)

Phoenix (Phoenix)

Hydrus (Hydrus)

Tucana (Toucan)

Lepus (Hare)

Orion (Orion)

Taurus (Bull)

Cetus (Whale)

Picture of Eridanus