15 Cancri is a variable star in the constellation of Cancer.
15 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, 15 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 15 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 15 Cancri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
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):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 15 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 15 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 15 Cancri is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 15 Cancri
15 Cancri belongs to spectral class B9 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.