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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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44 Ceti

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:02 | Tran: 8:20 | Set: 13:37
Altitude: 0.8°   Azimuth: 256.0°   Direction: West-South-West

44 Ceti is a variable and double hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Cetus.

44 Ceti visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its faintness, 44 Ceti is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 44 Ceti

Finder chart 44 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

01h 24m 02s
-08° 00’ 27”
Image of 44 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 44 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 44 Ceti during the next 1000 years (2.90 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 44 Ceti


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 44 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

84.6 arcsec

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.

67.43 pc
219.82 ly
6 km/s
0.174 arcsec/year
-0.07 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 44 Ceti


Visibility of 44 Ceti from your location

Today's 44 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.0°
Max altitude: 30.5°
Azimuth: 262.0°