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Cetus Constellation
Constellation Cetus the Whale Star Map

Cetus, the Whale (Cet)


The Southern 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

    Brightest Stars in Cetus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Cetus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Double Stars in Cetus

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

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

        Nebulae in Cetus

        Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Cetus . Also see all nebulae.

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

          Galaxies in Cetus

          The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Cetus . Also see all galaxies.

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Alt name
              3. Galaxy type

            Milky Way Satellites in Cetus

            Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Cetus. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

                1. Galaxy name
                2. Alt name
                3. Magnitude
                1. Cetus III
                1. Cetus II

              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. Also see all exoplanets.

                  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).