We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

29 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:47 | Tran: 15:58 | Set: 23:10
Altitude: 28.4°   Azimuth: 103.3°   Direction: East-South-East

29 Cancri is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Cancer.

29 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its faintness, 29 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 29 Cancri

Finder chart 29 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 29 Cancri.

29 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 29 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 28m 37s
+14° 12’ 38”
Image of 29 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 29 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 29 Cancri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 29 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 29 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

29 Cancri star system properties

29 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 29 Cancri double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Distance of 29 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

29 Cancri is distant 307.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

94.34 pc
307.55 ly
2 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 29 Cancri


Visibility of 29 Cancri from your location

Today's 29 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.8°
Max altitude: 52.7°
Azimuth: 284.2°