δ Ceti


Delta Ceti is the neck of the whale, an unassuming 4.1 magnitude star with a Messier neighbour, M77.

With gamma at the northern edge of your binocular view, delta Ceti is nearly centred: binoculars.

M77 (NGC 1068) is a tiny face-on spiral which really needs at least a medium-sized telescope. M77 is considered one of the most distant of Messier's objects, at about 50 million light years away.

Struve 274 is a nice pair of blue stars of equal magnitude: 7.5, 7.6; 220, 13.5".

About one and a half binocular fields southwest gives you Mira.

Click on Mira on the map for its details.

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