υ2 Cancri (upsilon2 Cancri)
υ2 Cancri is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.
υ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, υ2 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 υ2 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of υ2 Cancri
υ2 Cancri 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 υ2 Cancri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of υ2 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of υ2 Cancri from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's υ2 Cancri (upsilon2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of υ2 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of υ2 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 υ2 Cancri is -0.068 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of υ2 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement
υ2 Cancri is distant 420.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 75 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of υ2 Cancri
υ2 Cancri belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where υ2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.