List of stars in Cancer

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This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Cancer. The 121 stars are sorted by decreasing brightness, beginning with Beta Cancri, the brightest star in Cancer.

Name B F G. HD HIP RA Dec vis.
mag.
abs.
mag.
Dist. (ly) Sp. class Notes
β Cnc β 17 1 69267 40526 08h 16m 30.95s +09° 11′ 08.4″ 3.53 −1.22 290 K4III Al Tarf
δ Cnc δ 47 74442 42911 08h 44m 41.11s +18° 09′ 17.5″ 3.94 0.84 136 K0III Asellus Australis
ι Cnc A ι 48 74739 43103 08h 46m 41.83s +28° 45′ 36.0″ 4.03 −0.77 298 G8Iab: binary star
α Cnc α 65 76756 44066 08h 58m 29.20s +11° 51′ 28.0″ 4.26 0.63 173 A5m Acubens, Sertan
γ Cnc γ 43 74198 42806 08h 43m 17.21s +21° 28′ 06.9″ 4.66 1.23 158 A1IV Asellus Borealis
ζ1 Cnc ζ1 16 68255 40167 08h 12m 12.71s +17° 38′ 53.3″ 4.67 2.63 83 G0V Tegmine
χ Cnc χ 18 69897 40843 08h 20m 03.87s +27° 13′ 07.0″ 5.13 3.84 59 F6V
3 G. Cnc 3 71115 41325 08h 25m 54.79s +07° 33′ 52.3″ 5.13 −0.08 359 G8II double star
8 Cnc 8 66664 39567 08h 05m 04.51s +13° 07′ 06.1″ 5.14 1.09 210 A1V
ξ Cnc ξ 77 78515 44946 09h 09m 21.53s +22° 02′ 43.6″ 5.16 −0.18 380 K0III
ο1 Cnc ο1 62 76543 43970 08h 57m 14.91s +15° 19′ 21.8″ 5.22 1.77 160 A5III
ρ2 Cnc ρ2 58 76219 43834 08h 55m 39.69s +27° 55′ 39.2″ 5.23 −1.00 574 G8II-III
σ3 Cnc σ3 64 76813 44154 08h 59m 32.68s +32° 25′ 07.1″ 5.23 0.27 320 G9III
κ Cnc κ 76 78316 44798 09h 07m 44.82s +10° 40′ 05.6″ 5.23 −0.63 484 B8IIIMNp α2 CVn variable, Vmax = 5.22m, Vmin = 5.27m, P = 5.0035 d
μ Cnc μ 10 67228 39780 08h 07m 45.84s +21° 34′ 55.1″ 5.30 3.46 76 G2IV
θ Cnc θ 31 72094 41822 08h 31m 35.77s +18° 05′ 40.4″ 5.33 −0.57 494 K5III
η Cnc η 33 72292 41909 08h 32m 42.52s +20° 26′ 28.6″ 5.33 0.43 312 K3III
82 Cnc π2 82 79554 45410 09h 15m 13.88s +14° 56′ 29.5″ 5.36 −1.30 701 K1III
57 Cnc 57 75959 43721 08h 54m 14.70s +30° 34′ 45.0″ 5.40 0.15 365 G7III
τ Cnc τ 72 78235 44818 09h 08m 00.07s +29° 39′ 15.2″ 5.42 0.91 260 G8III
60 Cnc 60 76351 43851 08h 55m 55.56s +11° 37′ 33.8″ 5.44 −0.82 582 K5III
σ2 Cnc σ2 59 76398 43932 08h 56m 56.63s +32° 54′ 38.1″ 5.44 1.56 195 A7IV
ν Cnc ν 69 77350 44405 09h 02m 44.27s +24° 27′ 10.6″ 5.45 −0.28 457 A0pSi
BP Cnc 27 71250 41400 08h 26m 43.95s +12° 39′ 17.5″ 5.56 −1.98 1052 M3III semiregular variable, Vmax = 5.41m, Vmin = 5.75m, P = 40 d
φ1 Cnc φ1 22 71093 41377 08h 26m 27.73s +27° 53′ 37.9″ 5.58 0.15 398 K5III
3 Cnc 3 65759 39177 08h 00m 47.31s +17° 18′ 31.4″ 5.60 −1.12 721 K3III
15 Cnc 15 68351 40240 08h 13m 08.87s +29° 39′ 23.7″ 5.62 −1.52 872 B9p SiCr BM Cnc; α2 CVn variable, Vmax = 5.53m, Vmin = 5.65m, P = 4.116 d
45 Cnc A1 45 74228 42795 08h 43m 12.34s +12° 40′ 51.1″ 5.62 −1.87 1028 A3V+...
49 Cnc b 49 74521 42917 08h 44m 45.04s +10° 04′ 54.2″ 5.63 0.15 408 A1p... BI Cnc; α2 CVn variable, Vmax = 5.58m, Vmin = 5.71m, P = 4.2359 d
σ1 Cnc σ1 51 75698 43584 08h 52m 34.62s +32° 28′ 26.8″ 5.67 1.69 204 A8Vms
ο2 Cnc ο2 63 76582 44001 08h 57m 35.16s +15° 34′ 52.4″ 5.68 2.22 161 F0IV
υ1 Cnc υ1 30 72041 41816 08h 31m 30.57s +24° 04′ 52.4″ 5.71 1.40 237 F0IIIn
ψ Cnc ψ, ψ2 14 67767 40023 08h 10m 27.23s +25° 30′ 29.4″ 5.73 2.61 137 G8IV
1 Cnc 1 64960 38848 07h 56m 59.47s +15° 47′ 25.4″ 5.80 0.04 462 K3III
69994 40866 08h 20m 20.93s +20° 44′ 52.2″ 5.80 −0.17 510 K1III
13 G. Cnc 13 77445 44406 09h 02m 44.82s +07° 17′ 53.7″ 5.85 −0.69 664 K3III:
ω Cnc ω 2 65714 39191 08h 00m 55.86s +25° 23′ 34.2″ 5.87 −1.82 1124 G8III:
50 Cnc A2 50 74873 43121 08h 46m 56.06s +12° 06′ 36.3″ 5.89 1.96 199 A1V
66 Cnc 66 77104 44307 09h 01m 24.13s +32° 15′ 08.3″ 5.89 −0.08 509 A2V
6 G. Cnc 6 72945 42172 08h 35m 51.05s +06° 37′ 13.9″ 5.91 3.79 87 F8V
λ Cnc λ 19 70011 40881 08h 20m 32.15s +24° 01′ 20.5″ 5.92 0.37 419 B9.5V
36 Cnc c 36 73143 42265 08h 37m 05.79s +09° 39′ 20.1″ 5.92 0.17 461 A3V
20 Cnc d1 20 70569 41117 08h 23m 21.87s +18° 19′ 56.2″ 5.94 0.52 395 A9V
29 Cnc 29 71555 41578 08h 28m 37.35s +14° 12′ 39.1″ 5.94 1.07 308 A5V
75 Cnc 75 78418 44892 09h 08m 47.42s +26° 37′ 48.0″ 5.95 3.47 102 G5IV
9 Cnc μ1 9 66875 39659 08h 06m 18.40s +22° 38′ 07.8″ 5.96 −0.46 626 M3III BL Cnc; irregular variable, ΔV = 0.07m
73192 42365 08h 38m 19.00s +32° 48′ 07.3″ 5.96 0.70 367 K2III:
55 Cnc ρ1 55 75732 43587 08h 52m 36.13s +28° 19′ 53.0″ 5.96 5.47 41 G8V binary star; has five planets (b, c, d, e, f)
5 Cnc 5 65873 39236 08h 01m 30.29s +16° 27′ 19.2″ 5.99 0.19 472 B9.5Vn
68461 40231 08h 12m 59.74s +16° 30′ 51.7″ 6.03 −0.02 528 G8III
5 G. Cnc 5 72617 42049 08h 34m 13.35s +08° 27′ 08.5″ 6.04 2.22 189 F3IV
79 Cnc 79 78715 45033 09h 10m 20.86s +21° 59′ 47.1″ 6.04 0.49 420 G8III
RS Cnc 78712 45058 09h 10m 38.81s +30° 57′ 47.6″ 6.04 0.61 397 M6S Technetium star, semiregular variable, Vmax = ~5.3m, Vmin = ~7.0m, P = 120 d
65257 38975 07h 58m 31.48s +16° 31′ 07.3″ 6.05 −2.11 1399 K0
65522 39067 07h 59m 35.07s +13° 14′ 31.9″ 6.05 1.22 301 K2
28 Cnc 28 71496 41574 08h 28m 36.80s +24° 08′ 42.2″ 6.05 1.45 271 F0Vn CX Cnc; δ Sct variable, ΔV = 0.025m, P = 0.096 d
67 Cnc 67 77190 44342 09h 01m 48.88s +27° 54′ 10.0″ 6.07 2.23 191 A8Vn
68099 40085 08h 11m 16.60s +09° 49′ 16.6″ 6.08 −1.06 872 B6III
21 Cnc 21 70734 41163 08h 23m 55.21s +10° 37′ 55.6″ 6.11 −1.56 1113 M2III
25 Cnc d2 25 71030 41319 08h 25m 49.99s +17° 02′ 47.9″ 6.11 2.85 147 F6V
46 Cnc 46 74485 42954 08h 45m 21.42s +30° 41′ 51.9″ 6.12 0.30 477 G5III
80546 45896 09h 21m 27.17s +32° 54′ 07.9″ 6.16 1.22 317 K3III
76508 43957 08h 57m 08.30s +17° 08′ 37.8″ 6.17 0.82 384 K1III
12 G. Cnc 12 76629 44010 08h 57m 42.03s +09° 23′ 16.0″ 6.19 −1.15 956 G8III
66552 39535 08h 04m 45.32s +18° 50′ 31.4″ 6.21 1.40 299 B9V
66684 39607 08h 05m 37.05s +27° 31′ 47.1″ 6.21 −1.08 934 A0V
73596 42538 08h 40m 18.31s +31° 56′ 31.1″ 6.21 1.05 350 F5III
67959 40058 08h 10m 58.90s +14° 37′ 46.3″ 6.22 −0.04 581 A1V
12 Cnc 12 67483 39874 08h 08m 42.44s +13° 38′ 27.4″ 6.25 1.59 278 F3V
53 Cnc 53 75716 43575 08h 52m 28.60s +28° 15′ 33.0″ 6.25 −0.92 886 M3III BO Cnc; irregular variable, Vmax = 5.90m, Vmin = 6.37m
61 Cnc 61 76572 44031 08h 57m 58.63s +30° 14′ 01.5″ 6.25 2.75 164 F6V
72505 42010 08h 33m 45.06s +13° 15′ 26.7″ 6.26 1.40 306 K0III
2 G. Cnc 2 69478 40617 08h 17m 31.66s +08° 51′ 58.8″ 6.28 −1.28 1062 G8III
X Cnc 76221 43811 08h 55m 22.88s +17° 13′ 52.5″ 6.28 −3.95 3622 C6II carbon star; semiregular variable, Vmax = 5.6m, Vmin = 7.5m, P = 195 d
ε Cnc ε 41 73731 42556 08h 40m 27.03s +19° 32′ 41.4″ 6.29 0.16 548 Am member of the Beehive star cluster
65735 39180 08h 00m 48.10s +19° 48′ 58.4″ 6.30 1.18 345 K1III
φ2 Cnc φ2 23 71150 41404 08h 26m 47.08s +26° 56′ 07.7″ 6.30 1.66 277 A3V+...
φ2 Cnc φ2 23 71151 08h 26m 47.00s +26° 56′ 07.0″ 6.30 component of the φ2 Cnc system
FZ Cnc 76830 44126 08h 59m 10.76s +18° 08′ 06.1″ 6.30 −0.35 697 M4IIIvar semiregular variable, Vmax = 6.28m, Vmin = 6.38m
4 Cnc 4 65856 39263 08h 01m 43.77s +25° 05′ 22.0″ 6.32 0.00 598 A1V
72943 42187 08h 36m 07.71s +15° 18′ 49.3″ 6.33 1.77 267 F0IV
65757 39194 08h 01m 00.79s +23° 34′ 59.4″ 6.34 1.70 276 K1III-IV
υ2 Cnc υ2 32 72324 41940 08h 33m 00.14s +24° 05′ 05.7″ 6.35 0.80 421 G9III
54 Cnc 54 75528 43454 08h 51m 01.53s +15° 21′ 01.7″ 6.36 3.35 130 G2IV
68776 40354 08h 14m 21.01s +13° 02′ 54.0″ 6.39 −0.49 776 G8III
39 Cnc 39 73665 42516 08h 40m 06.44s +20° 00′ 28.1″ 6.39 0.11 587 K0III
78175 44768 09h 07m 27.01s +22° 58′ 51.1″ 6.39 2.54 192 F5V
80064 45614 09h 17m 51.36s +11° 30′ 04.1″ 6.40 0.30 542 A2IV
75469 43427 08h 50m 45.13s +18° 49′ 56.1″ 6.41 −0.43 762 A2Vs
69629 40675 08h 18m 14.43s +15° 40′ 40.6″ 6.42 0.56 485 K0
73710 42549 08h 40m 22.11s +19° 40′ 11.9″ 6.42 −0.41 756 K0III
ψ1 Cnc ψ1 13 67690 40007 08h 10m 13.12s +25° 50′ 40.4″ 6.44 −1.06 1032 K0
7 G. Cnc 7 73599 42462 08h 39m 24.57s +08° 01′ 03.6″ 6.46 0.32 551 K1III
77660 44574 09h 04m 55.12s +32° 22′ 37.2″ 6.46 1.96 259 A8V
67542 39958 08h 09m 35.19s +29° 05′ 35.1″ 6.47 −3.93 3928 G0II
68703 40342 08h 14m 11.14s +17° 40′ 33.3″ 6.47 1.45 329 A0Vne...
78234 44825 09h 08m 04.21s +32° 32′ 25.6″ 6.47 1.32 349 F2V
34 Cnc 34 72359 41904 08h 32m 39.87s +10° 03′ 57.7″ 6.48 0.38 541 A1V
78661 44984 09h 09m 46.45s +11° 33′ 52.3″ 6.48 3.60 123 F2p
79248 45272 09h 13m 37.27s +21° 16′ 59.6″ 6.48 0.57 496 A2V
76908 44148 08h 59m 26.89s +13° 04′ 27.9″ 6.49 −1.50 1294 K5III
81 Cnc π1 81 79096 45170 09h 12m 17.87s +14° 59′ 43.6″ 6.49 4.93 67 G9V
72115 41833 08h 31m 41.31s +18° 59′ 16.0″ 6.50 −0.99 1025 K0
24 Cnc A 24 71152 41389 08h 26m 39.82s +24° 32′ 03.7″ 6.51 2.11 248 F0III double star
37 Cnc 37 73316 42353 08h 38m 05.19s +09° 34′ 28.7″ 6.54 1.25 373 A1V
35 Cnc 35 72779 42133 08h 35m 19.47s +19° 35′ 24.3″ 6.55 0.28 585 G0III
ι Cnc B ι 48 74738 43100 08h 46m 40.00s +28° 45′ 54.6″ 6.58 2.77 188 G8II... component of the ι Cnc system
40 Cnc 40 73666 42523 08h 40m 11.47s +19° 58′ 16.2″ 6.61 0.40 570 A1V
83 Cnc 83 80218 45699 09h 18m 58.91s +17° 42′ 20.4″ 6.61 3.64 128 F5
38 Cnc 38 73575 42485 08h 39m 42.68s +19° 46′ 42.5″ 6.65 0.59 531 F0III
70 Cnc 70 77557 44512 09h 04m 09.87s +27° 53′ 53.9″ 6.67 0.33 605 A1V
42 Cnc 42 73785 42578 08h 40m 43.23s +19° 43′ 09.6″ 6.83 0.87 506 A9III
80 Cnc 80 79009 45153 09h 11m 56.93s +18° 02′ 39.0″ 6.87 1.08 470 A0
R Cnc 69243 08h 16m 33.90s +11° 43′ 35.0″ 7.13 M7IIIe Mira variable, Vmax = 6.07m, Vmin = 11.8m, P = 361.6 d
74 Cnc 74 78347 44838 09h 08m 08.41s +14° 42′ 41.1″ 7.35 1.13 572 K0
52 Cnc 52 75558 43463 08h 51m 10.83s +15° 59′ 57.8″ 7.38 1.03 607 G5
24 Cnc B 24 71153 08h 26m 40.10s +24° 32′ 07.0″ 7.81 component of the 24 Cnc system
HD 79498 79498 45406 09h 15m 09s +23° 22′ 32″ 8.03 160 G5 has a planet (b)
HD 73534 73534 42446 08h 39m 15.80s +12° 57′ 37.3″ 8.24 3.30 316 G5IV has a planet (b)
HAT-P-31 08h 06m 09s +26° 25′ 36″ 11.66 1155 has a transiting planet (b)
WASP-65 08h 53m 18.0s +08° 31′ 23″ 11.9 1011 G6 has a transiting planet (b)
DX Cnc 08h 29m 49.34s +26° 46′ 33.7″ 14.81 17.01 11.8 M6.5V 18th nearest star; flare star
HAT-P-43 08h 35m 42.0s +10° 12′ 24″ 13.36 1771 has a transiting planet (b)
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