Xi2 Ceti

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Xi2 Ceti
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cetus
Right ascension 02h 28m 09.543s[1]
Declination +08° 27′ 36.20″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.28
Characteristics
Spectral type B9III [2]
Astrometry
Proper motion (μ) RA: 41.80 ± 1.42[1] mas/yr
Dec.: –13.55 ± 0.91[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 16.89 ± 1.21[1] mas
Distance 190 ± 10 ly
(59 ± 4 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) +0.639
Details
Mass M
Radius 2.6 R
Luminosity 74 L
Temperature 10630 ± 400[3] K
Age 225 mil years
Other designations
73 Ceti, HD 15318, HR 718 , HIP 11484
Database references
SIMBAD data
Exoplanet Archive data

Xi2 Ceti2 Ceti), is a star located in the constellation Cetus.

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, Xi2 Ceti itself is known as the Sixth Star of Circular Celestial Granary, Tiān Qūn Liù.[4]

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