12 Cancri is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.
12 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 Cancri should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 12 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Cancri
12 Cancri is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 12 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 12 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 12 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 12 Cancri from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 12 Cancri is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 12 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
12 Cancri is distant 278.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 12 Cancri
12 Cancri belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.