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Diphda

Deneb Kaitos, Rana Secunda, Beta Ceti, 16 Ceti

Proper NamesDiphda, Deneb Kaitos, Rana Secunda
Bayer DesignationBeta Ceti
Flamsteed Number16 Ceti
HR (BSC)188
HD4128
ConstellationCetus
Right Ascension0h 44m 24s
Declination-17° 53' 55"
Distance96 light years
30 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.0
Absolute: -0.3
Spectral ClassG9III Yellow Giant
Optimum VisibilityOctober
NotesThe brightest star in Cetus, despite it's 'Beta' designation, this highly active giant lies on the cusp between the G-type yellow and K-type orange spectral classifications.

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