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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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34 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:09 | Tran: 15:59 | Set: 22:48
Altitude: 44.7°   Azimuth: 212.1°   Direction: South-South-West

34 Cancri is a main-sequence star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Cancer.

34 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its faintness, 34 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 34 Cancri

Finder chart 34 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 34 Cancri.

34 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 34 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 32m 39s
+10° 03’ 57”
Image of 34 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 34 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 34 Cancri during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 34 Cancri


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 34 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 34 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 34 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

34 Cancri is distant 540.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

165.84 pc
540.63 ly
-11 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 34 Cancri


Visibility of 34 Cancri from your location

Today's 34 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.9°
Max altitude: 48.6°
Azimuth: 280.1°