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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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94 Ceti

Altitude: 21.8°   Azimuth: 122.6°   Direction: East-South-East

94 Ceti is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.

94 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.06. Because of its reltive faintness, 94 Ceti should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 94 Ceti is 0.196 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.067 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 94 Ceti star
DSS2 image of 94 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of 94 Ceti during the next 1000 years (3.27 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.12 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 94 Ceti


94 Ceti is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 21.8°
Azimuth: 122.6°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 94 Ceti

94 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 94 Ceti are provided in the following table:

03h 12m 46s
-01° 11’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 94 Ceti in the sky:

Finder chart 94 Ceti star
Simplified finder chart for 94 Ceti.

Visibility of 94 Ceti from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 94 Ceti rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.2°
Max altitude: 37.3°
Azimuth: 268.8°

Distance of 94 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement

94 Ceti is distant 72.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

22.38 pc
72.95 ly
18 km/s
0.196 arcsec/year
-0.067 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 94 Ceti

94 Ceti belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 94 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 94 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

94 Ceti star system properties

94 Ceti is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 94 Ceti double sysyem:

3.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 94 Ceti

Gl 128 A