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Cetus
 

Abbreviation: Cet
Genitive: Ceti
Translation: The Sea Monster

Position in the Sky
Right Ascension: 2 hours
Declination: -10 degrees
Visible between latitudes 70 and -90 degrees
Best seen in December (at 9:00 PM)
Named Stars

MENKAR (Alpha Cet)
DIPHDA (Beta Cet)
Kaffaljidhma (Gamma Cet)
Baten Kaitos (Zeta Cet)
Dheneb (Eta Cet)
Deneb Kaitos Shemali (Iota Cet)
Menkar (Lambda Cet)
MIRA (Omicron Cet)
Messier Objects

M77 (spiral galaxy)
The Story of Perseus

Take a look at the story of how Perseus slew Medusa, the mother of Pegasus, and rescued Andromeda, the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from the sea monster Cetus.
Cetus has also been identified as the Biblically famous whale who swallowed Jonah. Cetus is a rather large, yet faint constellation.