ω2 Cancri (omega2 Cancri)
ω2 Cancri is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.
ω2 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, ω2 Cancri 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 ω2 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ω2 Cancri
ω2 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 ω2 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ω2 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of ω2 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ω2 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of ω2 Cancri 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 ω2 Cancri is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ω2 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
ω2 Cancri is distant 598.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ω2 Cancri
ω2 Cancri belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ω2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
ω2 Cancri star system properties
ω2 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ω2 Cancri double sysyem: