49 Ceti is an A-type main-sequence star located in the constellation of Cetus. Its apparent magnitude is 5.607. Based on its parallax, it is approximately 194 light years away from the Solar System.

49 Ceti is a very young A-type main-sequence star, at approximately 40 million years old. It displays a significant infrared excess, which is a characteristic of a debris disk surrounding the star. Unusually, this disk seems to be gas-rich, with evidence of carbon monoxide (CO) gas. This carbon monoxide gas may possibly be from comets orbitin the star within the disk, similar to the Kuiper Belt in the Solar System.