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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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ι Cancri (iota Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:38 | Tran: 15:29 | Set: 0:21
Altitude: 30.7°   Azimuth: 81.2°   Direction: East

ι Cancri is a variable and double giant star of spectral class G7 in the constellation of Cancer.

ι Cancri visual magnitude is 4.02. Because of its moderate brightness, ι Cancri is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Cancri

Finder chart ι Cancri (iota Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for ι Cancri (iota Cancri).

ι 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 ι Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 46m 41s
+28° 45’ 36”
195.88°
36.54°
Cancer
Image of ι Cancri (iota Cancri) star
DSS2 image of ι Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Cancri during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Cancri

4.02
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.78
G7III
4719K

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

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

ι Cancri star system properties

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

4.02
6.52
2.5
30.4 arcsec

Distance of ι Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

ι Cancri is distant 297.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

91.41 pc
297.99 ly
16 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.042 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ι Cancri

ι Cancri
(iota Cancri)
SAO80416
SAO80416

Visibility of ι Cancri from your location

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

Azimuth: 61.2°
Max altitude: 67.3°
Azimuth: 298.8°