79 Cancri is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
79 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, 79 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 79 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 79 Cancri
79 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 79 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 79 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of 79 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 79 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of 79 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 79 Cancri is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 79 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
79 Cancri is distant 420.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 79 Cancri
79 Cancri belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 79 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.