κ1 Ceti (kappa1 Ceti)
κ1 Ceti is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.
κ1 Ceti visual magnitude is 4.83. Because of its moderate brightness, κ1 Ceti 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 κ1 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ1 Ceti
κ1 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 κ1 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ1 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of κ1 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ1 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of κ1 Ceti 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 κ1 Ceti is 0.271 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.092 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ1 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
κ1 Ceti is distant 29.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ1 Ceti
κ1 Ceti belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ1 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
κ1 Ceti star system properties
κ1 Ceti is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ1 Ceti double sysyem: