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υ2 Cancri (upsilon2 Cancri)

Altitude: 45.0°   Azimuth: 109.2°   Direction: East-South-East

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of υ2 Cancri (upsilon2 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of υ2 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of υ2 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-11.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about υ2 Cancri


υ2 Cancri (upsilon2 Cancri) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 45.0°
Azimuth: 109.2°
Direction: East-South-East

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:

08h 33m 00s
+24° 05’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of υ2 Cancri in the sky:

Finder chart υ2 Cancri (upsilon2 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for υ2 Cancri (upsilon2 Cancri).

Visibility of υ2 Cancri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's υ2 Cancri (upsilon2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.9°
Max altitude: 62.6°
Azimuth: 294.1°

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.

129.03 pc
420.65 ly
75 km/s
-0.068 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of υ2 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of υ2 Cancri

υ2 Cancri
(upsilon2 Cancri)