μ2 Cancri (mu2 Cancri)
μ2 Cancri is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
μ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.3. Because of its reltive faintness, μ2 Cancri 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 μ2 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ2 Cancri
μ2 Cancri is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of μ2 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ2 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of μ2 Cancri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's μ2 Cancri (mu2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of μ2 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of μ2 Cancri 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 μ2 Cancri is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.069 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of μ2 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
μ2 Cancri is distant 76.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of μ2 Cancri
μ2 Cancri belongs to spectral class G1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where μ2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.