|Fixed star: KEID|
|Constellation: Omicron2 (ο)2 Eridanus|
|Longitude 1900: 28TAU52||Longitude 2000: 00GEM11|
|Declination 1900: -07.49'||Declination 2000: -07.39'|
|Right ascension: 04h 15m||Latitude: -28.25'|
|Spectral class: K0||Magnitude: 4.5|
Omicron (ο)2 Eridanus, Keid, is a triple star, 4.5, 9.1, and 10.8, orange and sky blue, in the River.
The Arabic spelling for Keid is Al-Qaid (1), "The broken egg-shells". Omicron (ο)2 Eridanus is the Keid of modern lists, Burritt's Atlas of 1856 Kied, from Al Kaid, the Egg-shells, thrown out from the nest close by. [The Ostrich's Nest were eta (Azha) zeta (Zibal) and rho]. Abbe Hell used it in the construction of his constellation Psalterium (Psalterium Georgii, Harpa Georgii, was a constellation created in 1789 to honor George III of Great Britain from parts of Eridanus. It is no longer in use).
[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