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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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61 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:48 | Tran: 13:52 | Set: 22:56
Alt: 8.52°   Az: 308.82°   Direction: North-West

61 Cancri is a main-sequence star of spectral class F6 in the constellation of Cancer.

61 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its faintness, 61 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.

Image of 61 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 61 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 61 Cancri during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 59m 27s
+30° 08’ 14”
07h 48m 02s
16h 47m 30s

J2000

08h 57m 58s
+30° 14’ 00”

Galactic Coordinates

194.76°
39.26°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 61 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 61 Cancri.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.29
Main-sequence

2.79
F6V
6724K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 61 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

61 Cancri is distant 163.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

50.20
163.65
8 km/s
0.055 arcsec/y
0.024"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO61157
SAO61157

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 61 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.9°
Max altitude: 68.7°
Azimuth: 300.1°