61 Ceti is a variable and multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
61 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, 61 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 61 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 61 Ceti
61 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 61 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 61 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of 61 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 61 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of 61 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 61 Ceti is 0.079 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 61 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
61 Ceti is distant 329.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 61 Ceti
61 Ceti belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
61 Ceti star system properties
61 Ceti is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 61 Ceti double sysyem: