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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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61 Ceti

Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:17 | Tran: 7:14 | Set: 13:11
Alt: -3.82°   Az: 274.45°   Direction: West

61 Ceti is a variable and multiple bright giant star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Cetus.

61 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its faintness, 61 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.

Image of 61 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 61 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 61 Ceti during the next 10000 years (13.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


02h 05m 03s
-00° 13’ 23”
06h 23m 25s
08h 28m 28s


02h 03m 48s
-00° 20’ 25”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 61 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 61 Ceti.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 61 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

42.9 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

24 km/s
0.079 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 61 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.2°
Max altitude: 38.3°
Azimuth: 269.8°