46 Cancri is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
46 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, 46 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 46 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 46 Cancri
46 Cancri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 46 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 46 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 46 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 46 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 46 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 46 Cancri is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 46 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
46 Cancri is distant 476.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 46 Cancri
46 Cancri belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 46 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.