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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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ω1 Cancri (omega1 Cancri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:24 | Tran: 14:48 | Set: 23:11
Altitude: -3.9°   Azimuth: 320.8°   Direction: North-West

ω1 Cancri is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Cancer.

ω1 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its faintness, ω1 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 ω1 Cancri

Finder chart ω1 Cancri (omega1 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for ω1 Cancri (omega1 Cancri).

ω1 Cancri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ω1 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 00m 55s
+25° 23’ 34”
196.23°
25.82°
Cancer
Image of ω1 Cancri (omega1 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of ω1 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of ω1 Cancri during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ω1 Cancri

5.83
Giant

-1.86
G8
4695K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ω1 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ω1 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of ω1 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

ω1 Cancri is distant 1,124.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

344.83 pc
1,124.14 ly
2 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ω1 Cancri

ω1 Cancri
(omega1 Cancri)
SAO79861
SAO79861

Visibility of ω1 Cancri from your location

Today's ω1 Cancri (omega1 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.6°
Max altitude: 63.9°
Azimuth: 295.4°