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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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Meleph - ε Cancri (epsilon Cancri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:44 | Tran: 13:27 | Set: 21:09
Alt: -1.42°   Az: 55.52°   Direction: North-East

Meleph, also designated as ε Cancri (epsilon Cancri), is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A8 in the constellation of Cancer.

Meleph visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its faintness, Meleph 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 Meleph - ε Cancri (epsilon Cancri) star
DSS2 image of Meleph. The red arrow shows the motion of Meleph during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 41m 51s
+19° 27’ 23”
16h 03m 42s
00h 45m 33s

J2000

08h 40m 27s
+19° 32’ 42”

Galactic Coordinates

206.06°
32.45°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Meleph - ε Cancri (epsilon Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for Meleph - ε Cancri (epsilon Cancri).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.3
Main-sequence

0.17
A8V
8403K

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

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

Star System Properties

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

6.3
7.4
1.1
134.9 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Meleph is distant 547.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

168.07
547.90
30 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/y
-0.006"/y

Alternative Designations

Meleph
ε Cancri
(epsilon Cancri)
SAO98024
SAO98024

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 70.5°
Max altitude: 58.0°
Azimuth: 289.5°