Tegmine - ζ1 Cancri (zeta1 Cancri)
Tegmine, also designated as ζ1 Cancri (zeta1 Cancri), is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.
Tegmine visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, Tegmine 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 Tegmine:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Tegmine
Tegmine 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 Tegmine are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Tegmine in the sky:
Visibility of Tegmine from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Tegmine
The image below is a photograph of Tegmine 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 Tegmine is 0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.135 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Spectral properties of Tegmine
Tegmine belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
Tegmine star system properties
Tegmine is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Tegmine double sysyem: