Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||02h 35m 52.50s|
|Declination||+05° 35′ 36″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.87|
|Absolute magnitude (MV)||-0.415|
78 Ceti, HD 16161, HR 754, Struve 281, HIP 12093
In Chinese, 天囷 (Tiān Qūn), meaning Circular Celestial Granary, refers to an asterism consisting of α Ceti, κ1 Ceti, λ Ceti, μ Ceti, ξ1 Ceti, ξ2 Ceti, ν Ceti, γ Ceti, δ Ceti, 75 Ceti, 70 Ceti, 63 Ceti and 66 Ceti. Consequently, ν Ceti itself is known as the Seventh Star of Circular Celestial Granary, Tiān Qūn Qī.
The companion to Nu Ceti is an F7V dwarf star with 9.08 apparent visual magnitude and located 8.1 arcsec away. It was discovered by Struve. The companion is known as BD+04 418B, and HD 16161B.