57 Cancri is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
57 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its reltive faintness, 57 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 57 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 57 Cancri
57 Cancri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 57 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 57 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 57 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 57 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 57 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 57 Cancri is 0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 57 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
57 Cancri is distant 365.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 60 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 57 Cancri
57 Cancri belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 57 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
57 Cancri star system properties
57 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 57 Cancri double sysyem: