π2 Cancri (pi2 Cancri)
π2 Cancri is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
π2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.34. Because of its reltive faintness, π2 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 π2 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π2 Cancri
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. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of π2 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of π2 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of π2 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of π2 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of π2 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 π2 Cancri is -0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of π2 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of π2 Cancri
π2 Cancri belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where π2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.