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50 Ceti

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number50 Ceti
HR (BSC)459
Right Ascension1h 36m 46s
Declination-15° 19' 7"
Distance568 light years
174 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.4
Absolute: -0.7
Spectral ClassK1.5III Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityOctober / November
NotesA huge and swollen star, 50 Ceti is more than twenty-fives times the diameter of the Sun, and generates 160 times as much light. Significant amounts of carbon are detectable in its spectral signature, showing that this orange giant is approaching the last stages of its stellar evolution.