|Fixed star: BEID|
|Constellation: Omicron1 (ο1) Eridanus|
|Longitude 1900: 28TAU02||Longitude 2000: 29TAU26|
|Declination 1900: -07.06'||Declination 2000: -06.50'|
|Right ascension: 04h 11m||Latitude: -27.27'|
|Spectral class: F1||Magnitude: 4.1|
Omicron1 (ο1) Eridanus, Beid, is a clear white star in the River.
In early Arabia this was Al Baid, the Egg (of the Ostrich), from its peculiarly white color, as well as from its position near the Ostrich's Nest. Modern lists generally write it Beid.
[Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889].
*, p.44.]Eridanus represents the river Padus or Po into which Phaeton fell when slain by Jupiter for having set the world on fire by misguiding the chariot of his father Phoebus. [Robson
Achernar are like Saturn. Eridanus gives a love of knowledge and science, much travel and many changes, a position of authority, but danger of accidents especially at sea and of drowning. [Robson*, p.44.]According to Ptolemy all the stars with the exception of