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Hipparcos Star Catalog Entry

Identity
Name:Menkar, alpha Ceti
Hipparcos catalog ID:14135
Other star catalog entries:HD 18884
SAO 110920
BD B+03 419
 
Appearance
Visual magnitude:2.54 (source: Hipparcos)
Spectral type:M2III
 
Position and motion (Epoch J1991.25) in J2000 reference frame
Right ascension3h 2m 16.77916s (+/-0.00003s)
Declination4° 5' 23.7320" (+/-0.0003")
Parallax:13.09 (+/-0.44) mas
Derived distance:249 light-years
Proper motion in R.A.:-10.41 (+/-0.51) mas/year
Proper motion in declination:-76.85 (+/-0.36) mas/year
Constellation:Cetus
 

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