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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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57 Cancri

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:00 | Tran: 16:08 | Set: 1:21
Altitude: -6.7°   Azimuth: 13.9°   Direction: North-North-East

57 Cancri is a multiple giant star of spectral class G7 in the constellation of Cancer.

57 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its faintness, 57 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 57 Cancri

Finder chart 57 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

08h 54m 14s
+30° 34’ 45”
Image of 57 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 57 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 57 Cancri during the next 10000 years (6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 57 Cancri


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 57 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

1.5 arcsec

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.

111.98 pc
365.06 ly
-60 km/s
0.038 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 57 Cancri


Visibility of 57 Cancri from your location

Today's 57 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.4°
Max altitude: 69.1°
Azimuth: 300.6°