- the Whale, a constellation lying above the equator, containing the variable star Mira.
Origin of Cetus
Examples from the Web for cetus
Historical Examples of cetus
"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