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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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σ2 Cancri (sigma2 Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:21 | Tran: 15:55 | Set: 1:34
Altitude: 49.3°   Azimuth: 263.0°   Direction: West

σ2 Cancri is a sub-giant star of spectral class A7 in the constellation of Cancer.

σ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its faintness, σ2 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 σ2 Cancri

Finder chart σ2 Cancri (sigma2 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for σ2 Cancri (sigma2 Cancri).

σ2 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 σ2 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 56m 56s
+32° 54’ 37”
Image of σ2 Cancri (sigma2 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of σ2 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of σ2 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about σ2 Cancri


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where σ2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of σ2 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of σ2 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

σ2 Cancri is distant 194.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

59.77 pc
194.86 ly
5 km/s
-0.048 arcsec/year
-0.068 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of σ2 Cancri

σ2 Cancri
(sigma2 Cancri)

Visibility of σ2 Cancri from your location

Today's σ2 Cancri (sigma2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.1°
Max altitude: 71.4°
Azimuth: 302.9°