60 Cancri is a variable giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
60 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.41. Because of its reltive faintness, 60 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 60 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Cancri
60 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 60 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 60 Cancri from your location
Today's 60 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 60 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 60 Cancri is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 60 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
60 Cancri is distant 582.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 60 Cancri
60 Cancri belongs to spectral class K5
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.