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44 Ceti

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:

44 Ceti is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 21°.

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:

01h 24m 02s
-08° 00’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 44 Ceti in the sky:

Finder chart 44 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 44 Ceti.

Visibility of 44 Ceti from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 98.0°
Max altitude: 30.5°
Azimuth: 262.0°
44 Ceti is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

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);

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

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.

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

Alternative designations of 44 Ceti