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φ2 Cancri (phi2 Cancri)

φ2 Cancri is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.

φ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, φ2 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 φ2 Cancri:

φ2 Cancri (phi2 Cancri) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of φ2 Cancri

φ2 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 φ2 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 26m 47s
+26° 56’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of φ2 Cancri in the sky:

Finder chart φ2 Cancri (phi2 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for φ2 Cancri (phi2 Cancri).

Visibility of φ2 Cancri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's φ2 Cancri (phi2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.1°
Max altitude: 65.5°
Azimuth: 296.9°
φ2 Cancri (phi2 Cancri) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of φ2 Cancri

The image below is a photograph of φ2 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 φ2 Cancri is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of φ2 Cancri (phi2 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of φ2 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of φ2 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of φ2 Cancri

φ2 Cancri belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


φ2 Cancri star system properties

φ2 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 φ2 Cancri double sysyem:

5.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of φ2 Cancri

φ2 Cancri
(phi2 Cancri)