27 Ceti is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.
27 Ceti visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, 27 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 27 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 27 Ceti
27 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 27 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 27 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of 27 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 27 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of 27 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 27 Ceti is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 27 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
27 Ceti is distant 308.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 27 Ceti
27 Ceti belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.