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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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60 Ceti

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:31 | Tran: 9:30 | Set: 15:29
Altitude: -4.2°   Azimuth: 275.5°   Direction: West

60 Ceti is a giant star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Cetus.

60 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.43. Because of its faintness, 60 Ceti is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Ceti

Finder chart 60 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Ceti.

60 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 60 Ceti are provided in the following table:

02h 03m 11s
+00° 07’ 41”
Image of 60 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 60 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Ceti during the next 10000 years (13.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 60 Ceti


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 60 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement

60 Ceti is distant 288.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

88.42 pc
288.24 ly
13 km/s
0.079 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 60 Ceti


Visibility of 60 Ceti from your location

Today's 60 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.9°
Max altitude: 38.6°
Azimuth: 270.1°