How many stars: -- Constellation: CET

Constellation:

Original 1875 boundaries:
(002000,+0000) TO (002000,+0200) TO (020000,+0200) TO (020000,+0955) TO (031700,+0955)
 TO (031700,+0000) TO (031700,-0145) TO (023900,-0145) TO (023900,-2423) TO (014000,-2423)
 TO (014000,-2530) TO (235000,-2530) TO (235000,-0700) TO (002000,-0700)

Star Details:

Name Mag mult Info motion LY Pos
Spectral type K0III beta Cet 2.04Suspected variable star   Common names: DIPHDA; Deneb Kaitos.
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Proper motion > 0.2 arcsecond per year232, 32, 13 Just 26 to 100 light years away95 004335.4 -175912
Spectral type M2III alpha Cet 2.54   Names: MENKAR; Mekab; Menkab; Monkar. Lb-type variable? 2.45 - 2.54V. Spectrum var.
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-11, -78, -26 101 to 250 light years away219 030216.8 +040523
Spectral type M7IIIe omi Cet 3.04Known variable star Multiple star Name: Mira. The first of the long-period variables to be discovered. Aa are a famous binary pair, rest are optical. One of the optical companions is the eruptive variable VZ Cet.
Mira type variable, range 2.0-10.1V in 331.96 days.
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Proper motion > 0.2 arcsecond per year10, -239, 64 251 to 500 light years away417 021920.8 -25839
Spectral type K2III eta Cet 3.46 Multiple star Names: Dheneb; Deneb; Deneb Algenubi.
Multiple star BUP 16: mag 3.6 and 10.5, 257.7" PA 305 (2003). K1.5III
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Proper motion > 0.2 arcsecond per year215, -138, 12 101 to 250 light years away117 010835.4 -101056
Spectral type A3V gamma Cet 3.47 Multiple star Names: Kaffaljidhma; Al Kaff al Jidhmah. Multiple star STF 299, AB binary. CPM with BD+2d418, 10.2v M6 at 840".
Multiple star STF 299: mag 3.5 and 6.2, 2.3" PA 299 (2002). A1V
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Proper motion > 0.2 arcsecond per year-146, -145, -5 Just 26 to 100 light years away81 024318.0 +031409
Spectral type G8V tau Cet 3.49 Multiple star One of the nearest bright stars.
Multiple star BUP 25: mag 3.5 and 13.1, 89.8" PA 215 (1939). G8V
Proper motion > 1 arcsecond per year-1721, 854, -16 Less than 25 light years away11 014404.1 -155615
Spectral type K2III iota Cet 3.56Suspected variable star Multiple star Common Name: Deneb Kaitos Shemali.
Multiple star HJ 1953: mag 3.5 and 12.9, 64.8" PA 20 (1996). K1.5III
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-14, -37, 19 251 to 500 light years away289 001925.7 -84926
Spectral type K0III theta Cet 3.60 Multiple star Probably an optical pair.
Multiple star BU 505: mag 3.6 and 14.8, 65.4" PA 57 (1924). G8IV
Proper motion > 0.2 arcsecond per year-78, -206, 17 101 to 250 light years away114 012401.4 -81060
Spectral type K2III beta Cet 3.74Suspected variable star Multiple star Name: Baten Kaitos. 38, -38, 9 251 to 500 light years away258 015127.6 -102006
Spectral type K5/M0III 59 Cet 3.99   Zeta Her group. Ultraviolet FeII emission. Also classified M0.5III Ba 0.2. 133, -24, 18 251 to 500 light years away300 020000.3 -210440

10 stars shown. View all.

Multiple stars:

Star Pair ID Sep PA Year Mags Notes
HR 12 AB SEE 2 1.9" 156 1964 5.9 - 11.0 A3V
HR 46 AB BU 486 3" 3 1958 5.4 - 11.4 M3III
iota Cet AB HJ 1953 64.8" 20 1996 3.5 - 12.9 K1.5III
iota Cet AC HJ 1953 106.7" 192 2001 3.7 - 10.4  
12 Cet AB HJ 322 11.6" 200 1998 6.0 - 10.8 M1III
12 Cet AC BU 1345 222.5" 110 1998 5.9 - 11.0  
13 Cet AB HO 212 0.3" 268 2004 5.6 - 6.9 F8V
13 Cet AB-C BU 490 24.5" 43 1922 4.9 - 12.5  
HR 159 AB BU 395 0.5" 296 2001 6.6 - 6.2 G8V
HR 174 AB HJ 323 63.2" 287 2003 6.0 - 8.5 K0III

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Variable stars:

Variable Mags Range Period Type Notes
omi Cet 2.0 - 10.1 V 8.1 331.96 M, Mira type variable M5e-M9e.
AE Cet 4.3 - 4.5 V 0.2 ... LB:, Slow irregular? variable M1III-M3III.
AD Cet 4.9 - 5.2 V 0.3 ... LB:, Slow irregular? variable M3III.
T Cet 5.0 - 6.9 V 1.9 158.9 SRC, Semiregular variable M5-6SIIe.
AY Cet 5.3 - 5.6 V 0.2 ... RS, RS CVn type variable G5III-IVe.
AR Cet 5.4 - 5.6 V 0.2 ... SR:, Semiregular? variable M3III.

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Deep sky objects:

Image Name Type Mag Info size Pos

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 1068 Gx 8.9 B Unusually bright face-on spiral. 1.88' x 1.68' 024240.83 -000048.4

DSS2, scale 3'
IC 127 Gx 9.2 V Bright but small edge-on galaxy. 2.1' 012947.73 -065850.6C

DSS2, scale 15'
NGC 247 Gx 9.6 B Low surface brightness, extended irregular. 21.4' x 6.9' 004708.6 -204538

DSS2, scale 6'
NGC 908 Gx 10.2 V DSS2 image clearly shows a larger size, about 6x3'. 1.8' x 0.7' 022304.8 -211403

DSS2, scale 6'
NGC 45 Gx 10.4 V Face-on spiral. 8.5' x 5.9' 001404.0 -231051

DSS2, scale 6'
IC 1613 Gx 10.7 B   2.19' x 1.91' 010454.2 +020800

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 578 Gx 10.9 V   1.65' x 0.99' 013028.7 -224001

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 720 Gx 11.0 B   1.66' x 0.91' 015300.4 -134418

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 337 Gx 11.0 B   1.46' x 0.9' 005950.2 -073433

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 255 Gx 11.0 B   1.4' x 1.3' 004747.2 -112805

10 objects shown. View all.

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