φ1 Cancri (phi1 Cancri)
φ1 Cancri is a double giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
φ1 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.57. Because of its reltive faintness, φ1 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 φ1 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of φ1 Cancri
φ1 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 φ1 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of φ1 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of φ1 Cancri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's φ1 Cancri (phi1 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 φ1 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of φ1 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 φ1 Cancri is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.114 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of φ1 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
φ1 Cancri is distant 398.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of φ1 Cancri
φ1 Cancri belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where φ1 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
φ1 Cancri star system properties
φ1 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the φ1 Cancri double sysyem: