Piautos - λ Cancri (lambda Cancri)
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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Piautos in the sky:
Visibility of Piautos from your location
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.
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.
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.