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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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μ2 Cancri (mu2 Cancri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:54 | Tran: 14:50 | Set: 22:47
Altitude: -1.4°   Azimuth: 51.6°   Direction: North-East

μ2 Cancri is a sub-giant star of spectral class G1 in the constellation of Cancer.

μ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.3. Because of its faintness, μ2 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ2 Cancri

Finder chart μ2 Cancri (mu2 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for μ2 Cancri (mu2 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:

08h 07m 45s
+21° 34’ 54”
Image of μ2 Cancri (mu2 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of μ2 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of μ2 Cancri during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about μ2 Cancri


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of μ2 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

23.33 pc
76.06 ly
-36 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.069 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of μ2 Cancri

μ2 Cancri
(mu2 Cancri)

Visibility of μ2 Cancri from your location

Today's μ2 Cancri (mu2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 68.4°
Max altitude: 60.1°
Azimuth: 291.6°