24 Cancri is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.
24 Cancri visual magnitude is 7.81. Because of its reltive faintness, 24 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 24 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 24 Cancri
24 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 24 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 24 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 24 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 24 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 24 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 24 Cancri is -0.045 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.085 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Spectral properties of 24 Cancri
24 Cancri belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
24 Cancri star system properties
24 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 24 Cancri double sysyem: