A large constellation streching along the celestial equator in the range from just below DECL=0h to DECL=3h 25m and RA= -25 to RA= +10 degrees.
Stars and other objects
The red giant
omicron Cet, known as Mira, is the
prototype of the long-period variable stars. The brightness changes from
3rd mag to 9th mag within 330 days. This variability was first noticed by
the Dutch astronomer David Fabricius in 1596.
Another interesting star is beta Cet, if not for the amateur observer but for the scientist. The star shows a strongs X-ray radiation. Observations with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory revealed some more information and pictures.