58 ERIDANI lives 43 light years from Earth, in 2016 the light we see from this star will have been created in 1973.

58 ERIDANI is a K type star that emits orange-tinted light. It was discovered sometime around 1900 and is part of Pictor, a small faint constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere located between the brilliant star Canopus and the Large Magellanic Cloud. Pictor, Latin for painter, is an abbreviation of the older name Equuleus Pictoris (the "painter's easel").