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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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χ Cancri (chi Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:36 | Tran: 15:15 | Set: 23:53
Altitude: 43.4°   Azimuth: 100.2°   Direction: East

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

χ Cancri visual magnitude is 5.14. Because of its faintness, χ 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 χ Cancri

Finder chart χ Cancri (chi Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for χ Cancri (chi Cancri).

χ 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 χ Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 20m 03s
+27° 13’ 04”
Image of χ Cancri (chi Cancri) star
DSS2 image of χ Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of χ Cancri during the next 1000 years (-0.30 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.30 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about χ Cancri


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


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

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

Distance of χ Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

χ Cancri is distant 59.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

18.13 pc
59.09 ly
33 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.378 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of χ Cancri

χ Cancri
(chi Cancri)

Visibility of χ Cancri from your location

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

Azimuth: 62.8°
Max altitude: 65.7°
Azimuth: 297.2°