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Cetus Constellation
Constellation Cetus the Whale Star Map

Cetus, the Whale (Cet)


The constellation of Cetus, the Whale, is best viewed in Winter during the month of December. It's brightest star is Deneb Kaitos at magnitude 2.04. The boundary of the Cetus constellation contains 36 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. SEE-tus
      1. Meaning:
      2. Whale
      1. Genitive:
      2. Ceti
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cet
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. December
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 1h 43m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -6° 22'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Deneb Kaitos  (2.04)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 36

    Double Stars in Cetus

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Cetus.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Gamma Ceti
        2. 3.5, 6.2
        3. double

      Nebulae in Cetus

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Cetus :

          1. Nebula name
          2. Catalog #
          3. Nebula type

        Galaxies in Cetus

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Cetus :

            1. Galaxy name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Galaxy type

          Exoplanets in Cetus

          These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Cetus. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

              1. Host star name
              2. Exoplanet name

            * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

            ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).