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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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ε Ceti (epsilon Ceti)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:58 | Tran: 9:55 | Set: 14:52
Altitude: 1.8°   Azimuth: 111.7°   Direction: East-South-East

ε Ceti is a double main-sequence star of spectral class F5 in the constellation of Cetus.

ε Ceti visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Ceti is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Ceti

Finder chart ε Ceti (epsilon Ceti) star
Simplified finder chart for ε Ceti (epsilon Ceti).

ε 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 ε Ceti are provided in the following table:

02h 39m 33s
-11° 52’ 19”
Image of ε Ceti (epsilon Ceti) star
DSS2 image of ε Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Ceti during the next 1000 years (2.43 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.93 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ε Ceti


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


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

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

ε Ceti star system properties

ε 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 ε Ceti double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Distance of ε Ceti from the Sun and relative movement

ε Ceti is distant 88.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

27.03 pc
88.13 ly
15 km/s
0.146 arcsec/year
-0.236 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ε Ceti

ε Ceti
(epsilon Ceti)
Gl 105.4A

Visibility of ε Ceti from your location

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

Azimuth: 101.9°
Max altitude: 26.6°
Azimuth: 258.1°