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Cayrel's Star

Cayrel's Star is a star that can be located in the constellation of Cetus. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Location of Cayrel's Star

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 along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For Cayrel's Star, the location is 01h 29m 30.31 and -16 d 08'5.51 .

Cayrel's Star Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameCayrel's Star

Visual Facts

Star Type star
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.70
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)01h 29m 30.31
Declination (Dec.)-16 d 08'5.51

Sources and Links

Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayrel%27s_Star

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Location of Cayrel's Star in Cetus


Cayrel's Star Location in Cetus

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.


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vivejSaturday, 22nd July 2017 7:44:44 PM
how could we see Cayrel's Star if light can be seen only if it's redirected by something?