Kaffaljidhma - γ Ceti (gamma Ceti)
Kaffaljidhma, also designated as γ Ceti (gamma Ceti), is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.
Kaffaljidhma visual magnitude is 3.47. Because of its moderate brightness, Kaffaljidhma should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Kaffaljidhma:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Kaffaljidhma
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Kaffaljidhma in the sky:
Visibility of Kaffaljidhma from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Kaffaljidhma
The image below is a photograph of Kaffaljidhma from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of Kaffaljidhma is -0.142 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.152 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of Kaffaljidhma
Kaffaljidhma belongs to spectral class A3 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.
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: