ο2 Cancri (omicron2 Cancri)
ο2 Cancri is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cancer.
ο2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its reltive faintness, ο2 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 ο2 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ο2 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ο2 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of ο2 Cancri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
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):
Digitized Sky Survey image of ο2 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of ο2 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 ο2 Cancri is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of ο2 Cancri
ο2 Cancri belongs to spectral class F0 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.