Epsilon Cancri

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ε Cancri
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cancer
Right ascension 08h40m27.0s
Declination +19°32′42″
Apparent magnitude (V) +6.29
Distance 548 ± 84 ly
(168 ± 26 pc)
Spectral type A8Vn
Other designations
Praesepe, Prezepe, 41 Cancri, HR 3429, HD 73731, BD+20°2171, HIP 42556, SAO 98024, GC 11904, BDS 4711, CCDM 08404+1932

Epsilon Cancri (ε Cnc, ε Cancri) is a star in the constellation Cancer. ε Cancri is one of the brighter members of the Beehive Cluster, and the Bayer designation ε Cancri originally referred to the entire cluster.

ε Cancri is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +6.29. It is approximately 548 light years from Earth.