Copernicus - ρ1 Cancri (rho1 Cancri)
Copernicus, also designated as ρ1 Cancri (rho1 Cancri), is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.
Copernicus visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, Copernicus 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 Copernicus:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Copernicus
Copernicus 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 Copernicus are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Copernicus in the sky:
Visibility of Copernicus from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Copernicus
The image below is a photograph of Copernicus 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 Copernicus is -0.484 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.234 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Copernicus from the Sun and relative movement
Copernicus is distant 40.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Copernicus
Copernicus belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Copernicus is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Copernicus star system properties
Copernicus is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Copernicus double sysyem: