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67 Cancri

Altitude: 6.3°   Azimuth: 51.8°   Direction: North-East

67 Cancri is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.

67 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, 67 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 67 Cancri:


67 Cancri is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.3°
Azimuth: 51.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 67 Cancri

67 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 67 Cancri are provided in the following table:

09h 01m 48s
+27° 54’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 67 Cancri in the sky:

Finder chart 67 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 67 Cancri.

Visibility of 67 Cancri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 67 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.1°
Max altitude: 66.4°
Azimuth: 297.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 67 Cancri

The image below is a photograph of 67 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 67 Cancri is -0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.076 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 67 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 67 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 67 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 67 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

67 Cancri is distant 191.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

58.72 pc
191.43 ly
12 km/s
-0.056 arcsec/year
-0.076 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 67 Cancri

67 Cancri belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 67 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 67 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

67 Cancri star system properties

67 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 67 Cancri double sysyem:

103.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of 67 Cancri