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north SunriseRise: 7:47  
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49 Ceti

Altitude: 21.0°   Azimuth: 199.0°   Direction: South-South-West

49 Ceti is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.

49 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, 49 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 49 Ceti:


49 Ceti is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 21.0°
Azimuth: 199.0°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 49 Ceti

49 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 49 Ceti are provided in the following table:

01h 34m 37s
-15° 40’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 49 Ceti in the sky:

Finder chart 49 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 49 Ceti.

Visibility of 49 Ceti from your location

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

Today's 49 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.7°
Max altitude: 22.8°
Azimuth: 254.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 49 Ceti

The image below is a photograph of 49 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 49 Ceti is 0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 49 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 49 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 49 Ceti during the next 1000 years (1.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.05 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 49 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement

49 Ceti is distant 199.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

61.27 pc
199.75 ly
9 km/s
0.096 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 49 Ceti

49 Ceti belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 49 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 49 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 49 Ceti