61 Cancri is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.
61 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, 61 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 61 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 61 Cancri
61 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 61 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 61 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 61 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 61 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 61 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 61 Cancri is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 61 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of 61 Cancri
61 Cancri belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.