28 Cancri is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Cancer.
28 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, 28 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 28 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 28 Cancri
28 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 28 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 28 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 28 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 28 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 28 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 28 Cancri is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 28 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
28 Cancri is distant 271.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 28 Cancri
28 Cancri belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 28 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.