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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

υ Ceti (upsilon Ceti)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:12 | Tran: 9:15 | Set: 13:18
Altitude: -3.7°   Azimuth: 119.8°   Direction: East-South-East

υ Ceti is a hypergiant star of spectral class M0 in the constellation of Cetus.

υ Ceti visual magnitude is 4. Because of its moderate brightness, υ Ceti is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of υ Ceti

Finder chart υ Ceti (upsilon Ceti) star
Simplified finder chart for υ Ceti (upsilon Ceti).

υ 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 υ Ceti are provided in the following table:

02h 00m 00s
-21° 04’ 40”
195.47°
-73.25°
Cetus
Image of υ Ceti (upsilon Ceti) star
DSS2 image of υ Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of υ Ceti during the next 1000 years (2.25 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.40 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about υ Ceti

4
Hypergiant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-0.82
M0III
3691K

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

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

Distance of υ Ceti from the Sun and relative movement

υ Ceti is distant 300.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

92.25 pc
300.74 ly
18 km/s
0.135 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of υ Ceti

υ Ceti
(upsilon Ceti)
SAO167471
SAO167471

Visibility of υ Ceti from your location

Today's υ Ceti (upsilon Ceti) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.1°
Max altitude: 17.4°
Azimuth: 248.9°