54 Cancri is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.
54 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, 54 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 54 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Cancri
54 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 54 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 54 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 54 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 54 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 54 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 54 Cancri is -0.112 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.075 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 54 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
54 Cancri is distant 130.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 54 Cancri
54 Cancri belongs to spectral class G1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
54 Cancri star system properties
54 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 54 Cancri double sysyem: