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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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σ1 Cancri (sigma1 Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:45 | Tran: 16:14 | Set: 1:48
Altitude: 67.3°   Azimuth: 219.5°   Direction: South-West

σ1 Cancri is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A8 in the constellation of Cancer.

σ1 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.66. Because of its faintness, σ1 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 σ1 Cancri

Finder chart σ1 Cancri (sigma1 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for σ1 Cancri (sigma1 Cancri).

σ1 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 σ1 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 52m 34s
+32° 28’ 27”
Image of σ1 Cancri (sigma1 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of σ1 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of σ1 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about σ1 Cancri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where σ1 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of σ1 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

σ1 Cancri star system properties

σ1 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the σ1 Cancri double sysyem:

79 arcsec

Distance of σ1 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

σ1 Cancri is distant 203.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

62.46 pc
203.62 ly
-14 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of σ1 Cancri

σ1 Cancri
(sigma1 Cancri)

Visibility of σ1 Cancri from your location

Today's σ1 Cancri (sigma1 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.5°
Max altitude: 71.0°
Azimuth: 302.5°