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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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56 Ceti

Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:50 | Tran: 6:44 | Set: 10:38
Alt: -54.94°   Az: 316.44°   Direction: North-West

56 Ceti is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Cetus.

56 Ceti visual magnitude is 4.85. Because of its moderate brightness, 56 Ceti is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of 56 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 56 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 56 Ceti during the next 10000 years (10.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


01h 57m 49s
-22° 24’ 27”
10h 18m 35s
12h 16m 24s


01h 56m 40s
-22° 31’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 56 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 56 Ceti.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 56 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

56 Ceti is distant 398.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

27 km/s
0.062 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 56 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.4°
Max altitude: 16.1°
Azimuth: 247.6°