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14 Ceti

Altitude: 14.9°   Azimuth: 249.6°   Direction: West-South-West

14 Ceti is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

14 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Ceti should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 14 Ceti:


14 Ceti is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 249.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Ceti

14 Ceti is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 14 Ceti are provided in the following table:

00h 35m 32s
-00° 30’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Ceti in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Ceti.

Visibility of 14 Ceti from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 14 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.5°
Max altitude: 38.0°
Azimuth: 269.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Ceti

The image below is a photograph of 14 Ceti from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 14 Ceti is 0.146 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.066 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 14 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Ceti during the next 1000 years (2.43 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.10 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement

14 Ceti is distant 181.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

55.65 pc
181.41 ly
6 km/s
0.146 arcsec/year
-0.066 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Ceti

14 Ceti belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 14 Ceti