ζ2 Cancri (zeta2 Cancri)
ζ2 Cancri is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.
ζ2 Cancri visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, ζ2 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 ζ2 Cancri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ2 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ2 Cancri in the sky:
Visibility of ζ2 Cancri from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ2 Cancri
The image below is a photograph of ζ2 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 ζ2 Cancri is 0.097 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.109 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of ζ2 Cancri
ζ2 Cancri belongs to spectral class G5 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.
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: