Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.66|
|Distance||158 ± 7 ly
(49 ± 2 pc)
In Chinese, 鬼宿 (Guǐ Su), meaning Ghost (asterism), refers to an asterism consisting of γ Cancri, θ Cancri, η Cancri and δ Cancri. Consequently, γ Cancri itself is known as 鬼宿三 (Guǐ Su sān, English: the Third Star of Ghost.)
γ Cancri is a white A-type subgiant with an apparent magnitude of +4.66. It is approximately 158 light years from Earth. Since it is near the ecliptic, it can be occulted by the Moon and, very rarely, by planets. It will die in about 510 million years.
it was dedicated and officially documented by NASA Registration to Soufia G Mankarious. the person who dedicated it is anonymous but has said this star was chosen out of all to prove that love will only die when this star does, in 510 million years.
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