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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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66 Ceti

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:34 | Tran: 9:20 | Set: 15:06
Altitude: -29.2°   Azimuth: 308.8°   Direction: North-West

66 Ceti is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class F8 in the constellation of Cetus.

66 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its faintness, 66 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 66 Ceti

Finder chart 66 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 66 Ceti.

66 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 66 Ceti are provided in the following table:

02h 12m 47s
-02° 23’ 36”
Image of 66 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 66 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 66 Ceti during the next 1000 years (6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.15 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 66 Ceti


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 66 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 66 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

66 Ceti star system properties

66 Ceti is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 66 Ceti double sysyem:

16.4 arcsec

Distance of 66 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement

66 Ceti is distant 150.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

46.06 pc
150.16 ly
-3 km/s
0.37 arcsec/year
-0.069 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 66 Ceti

Gl 87.1A

Visibility of 66 Ceti from your location

Today's 66 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.4°
Max altitude: 36.1°
Azimuth: 267.6°