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Star Tau Ceti

Yellow star Tau Ceti is located 11.9 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class G8 V, that has 78 of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
11.9 light years
Position of this star is derived from Gaia mission data.
Tau Ceti
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Yellow star (spectral class G8 V)

Mass: 0.783 M Sun | M Jupiter
radius icon
Size: 0.793 R Sun | R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 5403 K | 0.94 T Sun
time iconAge: 5.8 billions years | 1.26 Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.45 L Sun
Magnitude iconApparent magnitude (V): 3.50

5 exoplanets:
Tau Ceti g
1.8 M 0.13 AU 0 days
Tau Ceti h
1.8 M 0.24 AU 0 days
Tau Ceti e
3.9 M 0.54 AU 0 days
Tau Ceti f
3.9 M 1.33 AU 0 days
Tau Ceti asteroid belt
- 10 AU 0 days
Photometry
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35
K
2.1
H
1.6
J
1.2
Grp
0.8
I
0.8
G
0.6
V
0.5
Gbp
0.5
B
0.4
U
0.3
More about Tau Ceti
      Nearby star Tau Ceti can be found in southern celestial hemisphere, and it is possible to see it with naked eye. The star is observable also from Northern America, Europe and Asia.  Tau Ceti is about 80 % of the size of Sun and temperature in its outer envelope is around 5403 K (5130 °C), which is about 94 % of Suns temperature.
Other designations of this star
Gliese 71, GJ 71, 52 Cet, BD−16° 295, FK5 59, HD 10700, HIP 8102, HIC 8102, HR 509, SAO 147986, LFT 159, LHS 146, LTT 935, * tau Cet, Gaia EDR3 2452378776434477184
External sources
Sources
simbad icon Simbad database (* tau Cet )
simbad icon Gaia database (Gaia EDR3 2452378776434477184)
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Distance
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Star name Mass
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Planets
1.6
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YZ Ceti 0.13 M
3
3.1
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Luyten 726-8 0.1 M
0.1 M
5.5
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Epsilon Eridani 0.82 M
1
6.1
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Van Maanens star 0.68 M
6.7
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Gliese 1005 0.18 M
0.11 M
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