46 Ceti is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
46 Ceti visual magnitude is 4.9. Because of its moderate brightness, 46 Ceti should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 46 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 46 Ceti
46 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 46 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 46 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of 46 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 46 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of 46 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 46 Ceti is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 46 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
46 Ceti is distant 288.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 46 Ceti
46 Ceti belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 46 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.