|Fixed star: RANA|
|Constellation: Delta (δ) Eridanus|
|Longitude 1900: 19TAU28||Longitude 2000: 20TAU52|
|Declination 1900: -10.06'||Declination 2000: -09.46'|
|Right ascension: 03h 43m||Latitude: -28.40'|
|Spectral class: K0||Magnitude: 3.7|
Delta (δ) Eridanus, Rana, is a star in the River.
Rana is a Latin word for the genus "bullfrog" so called because of its strong croak, said to sound like a bull bellowing.
*, 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