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Chi Ceti

53 Ceti

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationChi Ceti
Flamsteed Number53 Ceti
HR (BSC)531
HD11171
ConstellationCetus
Right Ascension1h 49m 35s
Declination-10° 41' 11"
Distance77 light years
23 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.65
Absolute: +2.80
Spectral ClassF0V Bright Yellow Dwarf
(some sources prefer F3III Bright Yellow Giant)
Optimum VisibilityOctober / November

The fainter star seen here to the southwest of Chi Ceti is the variable yellow dwarf EZ Ceti. The two stars lie less than two light years apart, and both display similar proper motion, implying that they are related to one another. EZ Ceti may indeed represent a distantly outlying member of the Chi Ceti system, and some sources designate the star 'Chi Ceti B'. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas

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