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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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π2 Cancri (pi2 Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:25 | Tran: 14:40 | Set: 21:56
Alt: 18.10°   Az: 88.73°   Direction: East

π2 Cancri is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Cancer.

π2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.34. Because of its faintness, π2 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.

π2 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.

Image of π2 Cancri (pi2 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of π2 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of π2 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


09h 16m 34s
+14° 50’ 17”
18h 42m 12s
03h 58m 47s


09h 15m 13s
+14° 56’ 29”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart π2 Cancri (pi2 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for π2 Cancri (pi2 Cancri).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where π2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of π2 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

π2 Cancri is distant 701.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

215.05 pc
701.08 ly
26 km/s
-0.044 arcsec/y
-0.012 "/y

Alternative Designations

π2 Cancri
(pi2 Cancri)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's π2 Cancri (pi2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.2°
Max altitude: 53.4°
Azimuth: 284.8°