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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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15 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:39 | Tran: 15:39 | Set: 0:39
Altitude: 61.6°   Azimuth: 229.3°   Direction: South-West

15 Cancri is a variable star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Cancer.

15 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its faintness, 15 Cancri is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 15 Cancri

Finder chart 15 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 15 Cancri.

15 Cancri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 15 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 13m 08s
+29° 39’ 24”
Image of 15 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 15 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 15 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 15 Cancri


15 Cancri is also a SiCr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 15 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 15 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 15 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

15 Cancri is distant 871.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

267.38 pc
871.66 ly
20 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 15 Cancri


Visibility of 15 Cancri from your location

Today's 15 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 60.3°
Max altitude: 68.2°
Azimuth: 299.7°