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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Kaffaljidhma - γ Ceti (gamma Ceti)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:13 | Tran: 9:27 | Set: 15:41
Altitude: 7.7°   Azimuth: 94.5°   Direction: East

Kaffaljidhma, also designated as γ Ceti (gamma Ceti), is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Cetus.

Kaffaljidhma visual magnitude is 3.47. Because of its moderate brightness, Kaffaljidhma 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 Kaffaljidhma

Finder chart Kaffaljidhma - γ Ceti (gamma Ceti) star
Simplified finder chart for Kaffaljidhma - γ Ceti (gamma Ceti).

Kaffaljidhma 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 Kaffaljidhma are provided in the following table:

02h 43m 18s
+03° 14’ 08”
Image of Kaffaljidhma - γ Ceti (gamma Ceti) star
DSS2 image of Kaffaljidhma. The red arrow shows the motion of Kaffaljidhma during the next 1000 years (-2.37 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.53 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Kaffaljidhma


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


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

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

Kaffaljidhma star system properties

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

2.8 arcsec

Distance of Kaffaljidhma from the Sun and relative movement

Kaffaljidhma is distant 81.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

25.14 pc
81.95 ly
-5 km/s
-0.142 arcsec/year
-0.152 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of Kaffaljidhma

γ Ceti
(gamma Ceti)
Gl 106.1A

Visibility of Kaffaljidhma from your location

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

Azimuth: 86.8°
Max altitude: 41.8°
Azimuth: 273.2°