Cetus


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Cetus

(see -tŭs) (Whale) An extensive but rather inconspicuous equatorial constellation near Orion, the brightest star being the 2nd-magnitude orange giant Diphda (β). It contains several Mira stars including the prototype Mira Ceti (Omicron [ō] Ceti), the flare star UV Ceti, the orange-red main-sequence star Tau (τ) Ceti, a close neighbor of the Sun (see Tau Ceti), and the Seyfert galaxy M77 (NGC 1068). Abbrev.: Cet; genitive form: Ceti; approx. position: RA l.5h, dec –10°; area: 1231 sq deg.

Cetus

[′sēd·əs]
(astronomy)
A constellation with right ascension 2 hours, declination 10°S. Abbreviated Cet. Also known as Whale.
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