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50 Cancri

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

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

5.87
Main-sequence
50 Cancri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 50°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 50 Cancri

50 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 50 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 46m 55s
+12° 06’ 35”
214.84°
31.06°
Cancer

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 50 Cancri in the sky:

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

Visibility of 50 Cancri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 77.9°
Max altitude: 50.6°
Azimuth: 282.1°
50 Cancri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 50 Cancri

The image below is a photograph of 50 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 50 Cancri is -0.068 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of 50 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

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 pc
199.02 ly
23 km/s
-0.068 arcsec/year
-0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 50 Cancri

50 Cancri belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

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

Alternative designations of 50 Cancri

SAO98117
SAO98117