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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

ν Cancri (nu Cancri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:08 | Tran: 16:25 | Set: 0:41
Altitude: -14.1°   Azimuth: 0.3°   Direction: North

ν Cancri is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Cancer.

ν Cancri visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its faintness, ν 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 ν Cancri

Finder chart ν Cancri (nu Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Cancri (nu Cancri).

ν 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 ν Cancri are provided in the following table:

09h 02m 44s
+24° 27’ 10”
Image of ν Cancri (nu Cancri) star
DSS2 image of ν Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Cancri during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ν Cancri


ν Cancri is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


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

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

Distance of ν Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

ν Cancri is distant 456.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

140.06 pc
456.58 ly
-15 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ν Cancri

ν Cancri
(nu Cancri)

Visibility of ν Cancri from your location

Today's ν Cancri (nu Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.5°
Max altitude: 63.0°
Azimuth: 294.5°