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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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53 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:28 | Tran: 14:14 | Set: 23:00
Alt: 22.52°   Az: 72.57°   Direction: East-North-East

53 Cancri is a variable and double giant star of spectral class M3 in the constellation of Cancer.

53 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its faintness, 53 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.

53 Cancri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 53 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 53 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 53 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


08h 53m 56s
+28° 09’ 55”
18h 05m 43s
02h 59m 40s


08h 52m 28s
+28° 15’ 33”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 53 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 53 Cancri.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 53 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

53 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 53 Cancri double sysyem:

43.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

53 Cancri is distant 885.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

271.74 pc
885.87 ly
11 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/y
-0.004 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 53 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.8°
Max altitude: 66.7°
Azimuth: 298.2°