Mira
DSS image of Mira
Overlaid DSS image of Mira, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Mira
Omicron Ceti, ο Cet, 68 Cet
BD-03 353, HD 14386, HR 681, WDS J02193-0259A, SAO 129825, GSC 04693-01144, HIP 10826

Type  Star
Magnitude  6.53
Right Ascension  2h 19' 20.8"  (2000)
Declination  2° 58' 40" S
Constellation  Cetus
Classification  M5-9IIIe+DA
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Nov 15, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x

Rich orange, a 9th magnitude companion is visible 2' northeast, about 5th magnitude at the moment.


Gaia data reveals the 12th magnitude listed as C in WDS to be a background star. WDS also lists B and D companions which are likewise not physically associated.

AAVSO latest reports show Mira at 4.36 magnitude dimming from maximum in late September.
Other Data Sources for Mira
Nearby objects for Mira
7 objects found within 120'
63 Ceti 66 Ceti 66 Ceti A
66 Ceti B 71 Ceti
NGC 880
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Mira