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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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50 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:37 | Tran: 13:37 | Set: 20:37
Alt: 38.30°   Az: 124.49°   Direction: South-East

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

50 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its faintness, 50 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.

Image of 50 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 50 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 50 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-11.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 48m 16s
+12° 01’ 07”
21h 14m 23s
06h 02m 40s

J2000

08h 46m 55s
+12° 06’ 35”

Galactic Coordinates

214.84°
31.06°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 50 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 50 Cancri.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.87
Main-sequence

1.94
A1V
8932K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 50 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 50 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

50 Cancri is distant 199.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

61.05
199.02
23 km/s
-0.068 arcsec/y
-0.052"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO98117
SAO98117

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 50 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.0°
Max altitude: 50.5°
Azimuth: 282.0°