We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
Support TheSkyLive! Donate Now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Cetus » 

71 Ceti

Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:35 | Tran: 7:20 | Set: 13:04
Alt: 35.78°   Az: 184.07°   Direction: South

71 Ceti is a hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Cetus.

71 Ceti visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its faintness, 71 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 71 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 71 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 71 Ceti during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 26m 12s
-02° 40’ 11”
00h 13m 13s
02h 39m 26s

J2000

02h 24m 58s
-02° 46’ 47”

Galactic Coordinates

169.53°
-56.93°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 71 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 71 Ceti.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.33
Hypergiant

-0.15
A0III
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 71 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 71 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

71 Ceti is distant 645.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

198.02
645.54
12 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/y
-0.007"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO129888
SAO129888

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 71 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.7°
Max altitude: 35.9°
Azimuth: 267.3°