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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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κ Cancri (kappa Cancri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:02 | Tran: 13:54 | Set: 20:46
Alt: -9.78°   Az: 58.97°   Direction: East-North-East

κ Cancri is a variable and multiple giant star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Cancer.

κ Cancri visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its faintness, κ 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.

Image of κ Cancri (kappa Cancri) star
DSS2 image of κ Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Cancri during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


09h 09m 04s
+10° 34’ 04”
15h 56m 50s
01h 05m 54s


09h 07m 44s
+10° 40’ 05”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart κ Cancri (kappa Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Cancri (kappa Cancri).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

κ Cancri is also a Mn chemically peculiar star.


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

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

Star System Properties

κ Cancri 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 κ Cancri double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

κ Cancri is distant 483.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

24 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

κ Cancri
(kappa Cancri)

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 79.4°
Max altitude: 49.1°
Azimuth: 280.6°