Lambda Cancri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
λ Cancri
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cancer
Right ascension 08h20m32.1s
Declination +24°01′20″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.92
Distance 419 ± 52 ly
(129 ± 16 pc)
Spectral type B9.5V
Other designations
19 Cancri, HR 3268, HD 70011, BD+24°1909, HIP 40881, SAO 80113, GC 11363

Lambda Cancri (λ Cnc, λ Cancri) is a star in the constellation Cancer.

λ Cancri is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +5.92. It is approximately 419 light years from Earth.

In Chinese, (Guàn), meaning Beacon Fire, refers to an asterism consisting of λ Cancri, ψ Cancri, φ1 Cancri and 15 Cancri.[1] Consequently, λ Cancri itself is known as 爟二 (Guàn èr, English: the Second Star of Beacon Fire.).[2] From this Chinese name, the name Kwan Wei meaning "the bright fire" was appeared.[3]

References[edit]