φ1 Ceti (phi1 Ceti)
φ1 Ceti is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.
φ1 Ceti visual magnitude is 4.76. Because of its moderate brightness, φ1 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 φ1 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of φ1 Ceti
φ1 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 φ1 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of φ1 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of φ1 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of φ1 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of φ1 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 φ1 Ceti is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.113 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of φ1 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
φ1 Ceti is distant 209.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of φ1 Ceti
φ1 Ceti belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where φ1 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.