achernar defined in 1939 yearachernar - Achernar;
achernar - Star in the constellation of Eridanus in the southern hemisphere. Described in the 10th century by the Persian astronomer, Al-Sufi, it is supposed to be identical with θ Eridani, a double star. Its name (Arab. Aklier war) signifies the end of the river.
near achernar in Knolik
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