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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number3 Ceti
HR (BSC)9103
Right Ascension0h 5m 30.46s
Declination-10° 24' 0"
Distancec.2,100 light years
c.600 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.9
Absolute: +1.6
Spectral ClassK3Ib Orange Supergiant
Optimum VisibilityOctober
NotesThis fifth magnitude star is to be found in the far western parts of Cetus, almost directly southward from the First Point of Aries. This is an orange supergiant, emitting thousands of times more light energy than the Sun. A distant star, 3 Ceti lies more than two thousand light years from the Solar System.


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