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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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ζ2 Cancri (zeta2 Cancri)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:43 | Tran: 15:15 | Set: 22:46
Altitude: 16.7°   Azimuth: 277.5°   Direction: West

ζ2 Cancri is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Cancer.

ζ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its faintness, ζ2 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 ζ2 Cancri

Finder chart ζ2 Cancri (zeta2 Cancri) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ2 Cancri (zeta2 Cancri).

ζ2 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 ζ2 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 12m 13s
+17° 38’ 52”
Image of ζ2 Cancri (zeta2 Cancri) star
DSS2 image of ζ2 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ2 Cancri during the next 1000 years (1.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.82 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ2 Cancri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ2 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ζ2 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

ζ2 Cancri star system properties

ζ2 Cancri is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ζ2 Cancri double sysyem:

5.9 arcsec

Distance of ζ2 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

ζ2 Cancri is distant 83.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

25.57 pc
83.35 ly
-11 km/s
0.097 arcsec/year
-0.109 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ζ2 Cancri

ζ2 Cancri
(zeta2 Cancri)

Visibility of ζ2 Cancri from your location

Today's ζ2 Cancri (zeta2 Cancri) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.4°
Max altitude: 56.2°
Azimuth: 287.6°