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Kaffaljidhma - γ Ceti (gamma Ceti)

Altitude: 1.0°   Azimuth: 274.0°   Direction: West

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:


Kaffaljidhma - γ Ceti (gamma Ceti) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.0°
Azimuth: 274.0°
Direction: West

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:

02h 43m 18s
+03° 14’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Kaffaljidhma in the sky:

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

Visibility of Kaffaljidhma 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 Kaffaljidhma - γ Ceti (gamma 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: 86.8°
Max altitude: 41.8°
Azimuth: 273.2°

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.

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);

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

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.

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

Alternative designations of Kaffaljidhma

γ Ceti
(gamma Ceti)
Gl 106.1A