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Cetus Constellation
Constellation Cetus the Whale

Cetus, the Whale (Cet)  

(SEE-tus)


The 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  (2.04m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 36

    * 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).