48 Ceti is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.
48 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.12. Because of its reltive faintness, 48 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 48 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 48 Ceti
48 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 48 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 48 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of 48 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 48 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of 48 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 48 Ceti is 0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 48 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
48 Ceti is distant 221.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 48 Ceti
48 Ceti belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
48 Ceti star system properties
48 Ceti is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 48 Ceti double sysyem: