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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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Piautos - λ Cancri (lambda Cancri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:21 | Tran: 15:35 | Set: 23:48
Altitude: -13.5°   Azimuth: 13.4°   Direction: North-North-East

Piautos, also designated as λ Cancri (lambda Cancri), is a main-sequence star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Cancer.

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Piautos

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

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”
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);

Key facts about Piautos


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

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

Alternative designations of Piautos

λ Cancri
(lambda Cancri)

Visibility of Piautos from your location

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

Azimuth: 66.0°
Max altitude: 62.5°
Azimuth: 294.0°