κ2 Ceti (kappa2 Ceti)
κ2 Ceti is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
κ2 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, κ2 Ceti should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about κ2 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ2 Ceti
κ2 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 κ2 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of κ2 Ceti from your location
Today's κ2 Ceti (kappa2 Ceti) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ2 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of κ2 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 κ2 Ceti is 0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ2 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
κ2 Ceti is distant 290.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ2 Ceti
κ2 Ceti belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ2 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.