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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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49 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:06 | Tran: 15:55 | Set: 22:44
Altitude: 29.7°   Azimuth: 113.1°   Direction: East-South-East

49 Cancri is a variable star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Cancer.

49 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.66. Because of its faintness, 49 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 49 Cancri

Finder chart 49 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 49 Cancri.

49 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 49 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 44m 44s
+10° 04’ 54”
Image of 49 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 49 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 49 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 49 Cancri


49 Cancri is also a EuCr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 49 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 49 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 49 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

49 Cancri is distant 407.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

125.00 pc
407.50 ly
24 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 49 Cancri


Visibility of 49 Cancri from your location

Today's 49 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°