Tau Cancri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
τ Cancri
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cancer
Right ascension 09h08m00.1s
Declination +29°39′15″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.42
Distance 260 ± 17 ly
(80 ± 5 pc)
Spectral type G8III
Other designations
72 Cancri, HR 3621, HD 78235, BD+30°1817, FK5 2719, HIP 44818, SAO 80650, GC 12593

Tau Cancri (τ Cnc, τ Cancri) is a star in the constellation Cancer.

τ Cancri is a yellow G-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.42. It is approximately 260 light years from Earth.