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Cetus
Constellation
Abbreviation Cet
Genitive Ceti
Pronunciation genitive
Symbolism the Whale, Shark, or Sea Monster
Right ascension 00h 26m 22.2486s–03h 23m 47.1487s
Declination 10.5143948°–-24.8725095°
Area 1231 sq. deg. (4th)
Main stars 14
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
88
Stars with planets 23
Stars brighter than 3.00m 2
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 9
Brightest star β Cet (Deneb Kaitos)† (2.04m)
Nearest star Luyten 726-8
(8.73 ly, 2.68 pc)
Messier objects 1
Meteor showers October Cetids
Eta Cetids
Omicron Cetids
Bordering
constellations
Aries
Pisces
Aquarius
Sculptor
Fornax
Eridanus
Taurus
Visible at latitudes between +70° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November.
Note:Mira (ο Cet) is magnitude 2.0 at its brightest.

Cetus is a constellation in the northern sky.

The most well known star in this constellation is Mira, a red giant.

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