[see-tuh s, sey-]
- the Whale, a constellation lying above the equator, containing the variable star Mira.
Origin of Cetus
From Latin; see origin at cet-
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"Neither would it do any good to travel in the direction of Cetus," I said.Cogito, Ergo Sum
John Foster West
It is situated in the constellation Cetus, a little south of the equator.
The variable in Cetus received the name of Mira, or the wonderful.
The Cetus feels the fire and the ship and the people; then he will plunge if he can, and drown them.Myth-Land
F. Edward Hulme
By far the most interesting object in Cetus is the star Mira.Astronomy with an Opera-glass
Garrett Putman Serviss
- a large constellation on the celestial equator near Pisces and Aquarius. It contains the variable star Mira Ceti
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