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public LocationGreenwich, UK
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Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:00
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ξ2 Ceti (xi2 Ceti)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:42 | Tran: 7:27 | Set: 14:08
Alt: 38.53°   Az: 226.02°   Direction: South-West

ξ2 Ceti is a giant star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Cetus.

ξ2 Ceti visual magnitude is 4.28. Because of its moderate brightness, ξ2 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.

Image of ξ2 Ceti (xi2 Ceti) star
DSS2 image of ξ2 Ceti. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ2 Ceti during the next 10000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


02h 29m 27s
+08° 34’ 07”
02h 18m 47s
04h 48m 15s


02h 28m 09s
+08° 27’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ξ2 Ceti (xi2 Ceti) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ2 Ceti (xi2 Ceti).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ2 Ceti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ξ2 Ceti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ξ2 Ceti is distant 175.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

11 km/s
0.04 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

ξ2 Ceti
(xi2 Ceti)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's ξ2 Ceti (xi2 Ceti) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.1°
Azimuth: 278.6°