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Piautos - λ Cancri (lambda Cancri)

Altitude: -11.2°   Azimuth: 23.8°   Direction: North-North-East

Piautos, also designated as λ Cancri (lambda Cancri), is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.

Piautos visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, Piautos 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 Piautos:


Piautos - λ Cancri (lambda Cancri) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.2°
Azimuth: 23.8°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Piautos

Piautos 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 Piautos are provided in the following table:

08h 20m 32s
+24° 01’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Piautos in the sky:

Finder chart Piautos - λ Cancri (lambda Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for Piautos - λ Cancri (lambda Cancri).

Visibility of Piautos 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 Piautos - λ Cancri (lambda 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: 66.0°
Max altitude: 62.5°
Azimuth: 294.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Piautos

The image below is a photograph of Piautos 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 Piautos is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Piautos - λ Cancri (lambda Cancri) star
DSS2 image of Piautos. The red arrow shows the motion of Piautos during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Piautos from the Sun and relative movement

Piautos is distant 419.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

128.53 pc
419.02 ly
23 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Piautos

Piautos belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of Piautos

λ Cancri
(lambda Cancri)