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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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27 Cancri

Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:46 | Tran: 15:49 | Set: 22:52
Altitude: -19.0°   Azimuth: 36.5°   Direction: North-East

27 Cancri is a variable giant star of spectral class M3 in the constellation of Cancer.

27 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its faintness, 27 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 27 Cancri

Finder chart 27 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 27 Cancri.

27 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 27 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 26m 43s
+12° 39’ 15”
Image of 27 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 27 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 27 Cancri during the next 1000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.73 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 27 Cancri


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 27 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 27 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

27 Cancri is distant 1,051.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

322.58 pc
1,051.61 ly
-7 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.104 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 27 Cancri


Visibility of 27 Cancri from your location

Today's 27 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.3°
Max altitude: 51.2°
Azimuth: 282.7°