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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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ρ2 Cancri (rho2 Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:10 | Tran: 15:54 | Set: 0:38
Altitude: 58.1°   Azimuth: 233.5°   Direction: South-West

ρ2 Cancri is a bright giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Cancer.

ρ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its faintness, ρ2 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ2 Cancri

Finder chart ρ2 Cancri (rho2 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ2 Cancri (rho2 Cancri).

ρ2 Cancri is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ρ2 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 55m 39s
+27° 55’ 38”
Image of ρ2 Cancri (rho2 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of ρ2 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ2 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ρ2 Cancri

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ρ2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ρ2 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of ρ2 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

ρ2 Cancri is distant 573.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

176.06 pc
573.94 ly
17 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ρ2 Cancri

ρ2 Cancri
(rho2 Cancri)

Visibility of ρ2 Cancri from your location

Today's ρ2 Cancri (rho2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.1°
Max altitude: 66.4°
Azimuth: 297.9°