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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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Nahn - ξ Cancri (xi Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:40 | Tran: 14:39 | Set: 22:38
Alt: 60.20°   Az: 170.52°   Direction: South

Nahn, also designated as ξ Cancri (xi Cancri), is a double giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Cancer.

Nahn visual magnitude is 5.14. Because of its faintness, Nahn 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.

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.

Image of Nahn - ξ Cancri (xi Cancri) star
DSS2 image of Nahn. The red arrow shows the motion of Nahn during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


09h 10m 45s
+21° 56’ 41”
23h 39m 45s


09h 09m 21s
+22° 02’ 44”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart Nahn - ξ Cancri (xi Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for Nahn - ξ Cancri (xi Cancri).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

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:

0.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

116.69 pc
380.40 ly
-7 km/s
0.001 arcsec/y
0.005 "/y

Alternative Designations

ξ Cancri
(xi Cancri)

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 68.1°
Max altitude: 60.5°
Azimuth: 291.9°