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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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66 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:29 | Tran: 15:56 | Set: 1:26
Altitude: 28.9°   Azimuth: 73.4°   Direction: East-North-East

66 Cancri is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Cancer.

66 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.82. Because of its faintness, 66 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 66 Cancri

Finder chart 66 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 66 Cancri.

66 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 66 Cancri are provided in the following table:

09h 01m 24s
+32° 15’ 08”
Image of 66 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 66 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 66 Cancri during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 66 Cancri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 66 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 66 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

66 Cancri star system properties

66 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 66 Cancri double sysyem:

4.6 arcsec

Distance of 66 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

66 Cancri is distant 509.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

156.25 pc
509.38 ly
-13 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 66 Cancri


Visibility of 66 Cancri from your location

Today's 66 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.7°
Max altitude: 70.8°
Azimuth: 302.3°