44 Ceti is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.
44 Ceti visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, 44 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 44 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 44 Ceti
44 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 44 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 44 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of 44 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 44 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of 44 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 44 Ceti is 0.174 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 44 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
44 Ceti is distant 219.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 44 Ceti
44 Ceti belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 44 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
44 Ceti star system properties
44 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 44 Ceti double sysyem: