142 G. Cet is an orange to red less luminour star that can be located in the constellation of Cetus. HIP is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD. The Id of the star in the Gould Star Catalogue is . Stars in the southern hemisphere are more likely to have a Gould Id than the northern hemisphere. For example, there are no Gould classified stars in Ursa Major.
The location of the star in the galaxy is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is from celestial equator. The Declination is how up or down compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 142 G. Cet, the location is 01h 25m 52.33 and -03 d 55`38.4 .
142 G. Cet has a spectral type of K0. This means the star is (K) orange to red coloured 142 G. Cet lies at a distance of 330.12 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 101.18 parsecs away from the Sun.
142 G. Cet has an apparent magnitude of 6.50 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number. The stars temperature has been calculated at between 3700 and 5200 based on the Class Type and lookup at Wikipedia-Stellar Classification
|Traditional Name||142 G. Cet|
|Hipparcos Library I.D.||6687|
|Henry Draper Designation||8713|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||01h 25m 52.33|
|Declination (Dec.)||-03 d 55`38.4|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||330.12 Light Years|
|Colour||(K) orange to red|
|Variable Star Class||Constant, non-variable|
|Calculated Temperature Range||3,700.00 - 5,200.00|