Nahn - ξ Cancri (xi Cancri)
Nahn, also designated as ξ Cancri (xi Cancri), is a double giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
Nahn visual magnitude is 5.14. Because of its reltive faintness, Nahn 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 Nahn:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Nahn
Nahn 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 Nahn are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Nahn in the sky:
Visibility of Nahn from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Nahn - ξ Cancri (xi 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 Nahn
The image below is a photograph of Nahn 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 Nahn is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Nahn from the Sun and relative movement
Nahn is distant 380.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Nahn
Nahn belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Nahn is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Nahn star system properties
Nahn 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 Nahn double sysyem: