26 Ceti is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.
26 Ceti visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 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 26 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Ceti
26 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 26 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of 26 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Ceti is 0.122 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 26 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
26 Ceti is distant 184.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 26 Ceti
26 Ceti belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
26 Ceti star system properties
26 Ceti is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 26 Ceti double sysyem: