|Fixed star: ZIBAL|
|Constellation: Zeta (ζ) Eridanus|
|Longitude 1900: 12TAU26||Longitude 2000: 13TAU50|
|Declination 1900: -09.11'||Declination 2000: -08.49'|
|Right ascension: 03h 15m||Latitude: -25.55'|
|Spectral class: A3||Magnitude: 4.9|
Zeta (ζ) Eridanus, Zibal, is a star in the River.
[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