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Where would Tau Ceti appear?

  1. Nov 4, 2015 #1
    Hi, I am writing a (hardish) sci-fi piece but I do not have a science background. Looking at the night sky, in which constellation, and exactly where would Tau Ceti appear?

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Nov 4, 2015 #2

    Jonathan Scott

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  4. Nov 4, 2015 #3
    Thank you for your response. I know it might seem obvious to some, but I literally have no background in science. Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to provide a useful link.
  5. Nov 4, 2015 #4

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    Tau Ceti is in the constellation Cetus. (That's where the "Ceti" comes from)
  6. Nov 4, 2015 #5
    I guess the reason for your interest must be that the star is fairly similar to the Sun, it's not very far away, and there is some evidence that it may have planets.
    Yes,this is good material for a sci story, imo.
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