τ-Cet (Star)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , τ-Cet is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 16° above the horizon. It will become visible at around 18:43 (PST), 16° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 32 minutes after the Sun at 20:16.

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Name τ-Cet
Object type Star
Other names
τ-Cet
Tau Ceti
52-Cet
52 Ceti
HR 509[1]
HD 10700
HIP 8102[3]
Gaia EDR3- 2452378776434477184[4]
Position
Right ascension:01h44m02s [4]
Declination:-15°56'01" [4]
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:3.49 (V) [2]
3.30 (G) [4]
3.80 (BP) [4]
2.75 (RP) [4]
Distance:3.7 parsec
11.9 lightyrs [4]
B-V Color (mag):0.73
Proper motion (speed):1.92 arcsec/yr[4]
Proper motion (pos ang):296.4°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):5.68
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

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32.72°N
117.16°W
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