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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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ο2 Cancri (omicron2 Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:56 | Tran: 16:16 | Set: 23:35
Altitude: 45.0°   Azimuth: 130.3°   Direction: South-East

ο2 Cancri is a hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Cancer.

ο2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its faintness, ο2 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 ο2 Cancri

Finder chart ο2 Cancri (omicron2 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for ο2 Cancri (omicron2 Cancri).

ο2 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 ο2 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 57m 35s
+15° 34’ 53”
Image of ο2 Cancri (omicron2 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of ο2 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of ο2 Cancri during the next 10000 years (9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ο2 Cancri


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ο2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ο2 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of ο2 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

ο2 Cancri is distant 160.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

49.26 pc
160.59 ly
-4 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
0.029 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ο2 Cancri

ο2 Cancri
(omicron2 Cancri)

Visibility of ο2 Cancri from your location

Today's ο2 Cancri (omicron2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.4°
Max altitude: 54.1°
Azimuth: 285.6°