Cetus—perhaps a whale—is an ancient constellation of late autumn, between Pisces and Taurus. Alpha, while the principal star of the whale's (or beast's) head, isn't the constellation's brightest star. This is beta, farther to the south. In between these two is the spectacular Mira, the most famous of all variable stars.

And there are many binaries to enjoy, as well as a spiral nebula.

Begin by clicking on alpha Ceti.



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