ρ2 Cancri (rho2 Cancri)
ρ2 Cancri is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
ρ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its reltive faintness, ρ2 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 ρ2 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ2 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ρ2 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of ρ2 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ρ2 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of ρ2 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 ρ2 Cancri is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of ρ2 Cancri
ρ2 Cancri belongs to spectral class G8 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.