84 Ceti
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Overlaid DSS image of 84 Ceti, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

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84 Cet
Σ 295, BD-01 377, HD 16765, HR 790, WDS J02412-0042AB, SAO 130055, HIP 12530

Type  Binary Star
Magnitude  5.71
Right Ascension  2h 41' 14.0"  (2000)
Declination  0° 41' 44" S
Constellation  Cetus
Description  Binary 5.77/9.68 4" 301°
Classification  F7V
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Nov 15, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Pale yellow, a 10th magnitude companion is visible 4" northwest

The 10th magnitude companion is listed as the B component in WDS. Gaia has no data on this companion while Hipparchos reveals that the companion shares comparable proper motions, this is likely a physically associated pair.

Captain William Henry Smyth
Dec 21, 1833    No. 6 The Crescent, Bedford, England (map)
150mm f/17.6 refractor by Tully 1827

A very delicate double star on the Whale's under-jaw; between α Ceti and ζ Ceti. A 6, pale yellow; B 14, lilac, with several minute stars in the field. This beautiful object was discovered by Σ., and is No. 295 of the Dorpat Catalogue, where its measures are:
    Pos. 334°62'    Dist. 4".855    Ep. 1831.90
[WDS 301° 3".60 2012 ]
No inferences can be drawn on comparing our epochs, since my observations, from the difficulty of the object, are little better than estimations.
― A Cycle of Celestial Objects Vol II, The Bedford Catalogue, William Henry Smyth, 1844
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84 Ceti