φ3 Ceti (phi3 Ceti)
φ3 Ceti is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
φ3 Ceti visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its reltive faintness, φ3 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 φ3 Ceti:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of φ3 Ceti
φ3 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 φ3 Ceti are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of φ3 Ceti in the sky:
Visibility of φ3 Ceti from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of φ3 Ceti
The image below is a photograph of φ3 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 φ3 Ceti is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of φ3 Ceti from the Sun and relative movement
φ3 Ceti is distant 522.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of φ3 Ceti
φ3 Ceti belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where φ3 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.