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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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φ2 Ceti (phi2 Ceti)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:16 | Tran: 6:21 | Set: 11:25
Alt: -26.27°   Az: 287.06°   Direction: West-North-West

φ2 Ceti is a variable sub-giant star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Cetus.

φ2 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.19. Because of its faintness, φ2 Ceti is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

φ2 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.

Image of φ2 Ceti (phi2 Ceti) star
DSS2 image of φ2 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of φ2 Ceti during the next 1000 years (-3.77 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.82 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


00h 51m 21s
-10° 30’ 40”
07h 57m 17s


00h 50m 07s
-10° 38’ 39”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart φ2 Ceti (phi2 Ceti) star
Simplified finder chart for φ2 Ceti (phi2 Ceti).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where φ2 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of φ2 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

φ2 Ceti is distant 50.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

15.46 pc
50.39 ly
8 km/s
-0.226 arcsec/y
-0.229 "/y

Alternative Designations

φ2 Ceti
(phi2 Ceti)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's φ2 Ceti (phi2 Ceti) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.5°
Max altitude: 28.0°
Azimuth: 259.5°