49 Ceti

Stellar classification



  • X -12
  • Y -186
  • Z -51
→ Sol: 193

Object type

  • High proper-motion Star
  • Star
  • Blue object
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* 49 Cet


49 Ceti is a star in the constellation of Cetus. Its apparent magnitude is 5.607. It is 194 light-years, or 59.4 parsecs away from the Solar System, based on its parallax.

49 Ceti is a young A-type main-sequence star. It also displays a significant infrared excess, which is a characteristic of a debris disk surrounding the star. Unusually, the disk seems to be gas-rich, with evidence of carbon monoxide (CO) gas. This carbon monoxide gas may possibly be from comets orbiting the star within the disk, similar to the Kuiper Belt in the Solar System.

49 Ceti has been identified as a member of the 40-million-year-old Argus Association.

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