|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|
The history of the star: Rana
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.
The astrological influences of the constellation Eridanus
Influences: According to Ptolemy all the stars with the exception of 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.]
Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923].