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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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ζ1 Cancri (zeta1 Cancri)

Altitude: 4.8°   Azimuth: 67.5°   Direction: East-North-East

ζ1 Cancri is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.

ζ1 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, ζ1 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 ζ1 Cancri 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.

Image of ζ1 Cancri (zeta1 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of ζ1 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ1 Cancri during the next 1000 years (1.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.25 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ1 Cancri


ζ1 Cancri (zeta1 Cancri) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.8°
Azimuth: 67.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ1 Cancri

ζ1 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 ζ1 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 12m 12s
+17° 38’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ1 Cancri in the sky:

Finder chart ζ1 Cancri (zeta1 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ1 Cancri (zeta1 Cancri).

Visibility of ζ1 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 ζ1 Cancri (zeta1 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: 72.4°
Max altitude: 56.2°
Azimuth: 287.6°

Spectral properties of ζ1 Cancri

ζ1 Cancri belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


ζ1 Cancri star system properties

ζ1 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ζ1 Cancri double sysyem:

0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of ζ1 Cancri

ζ1 Cancri
(zeta1 Cancri)