Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+5.16|
|Distance||381 ± 38 ly
(117 ± 12 pc)
Nahn was the title of this star in the catalogue of stars in Technical Memorandum 33-507 - A Reduced Star Catalog Containing 537 Named Stars.
The primary component, ξ Cancri A, is a yellow G-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.16. Its companion, ξ Cancri B, is 0.1 arcseconds from the primary. The two stars complete one orbit about their common centre of mass once every 4.66 years with an eccentricity of 0.07.
- Allen, R. H. (1963). Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning (Reprint ed.). New York, NY: Dover Publications Inc. p. 114. ISBN 0-486-21079-0. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
- Jack W. Rhoads - Technical Memorandum 33-507-A Reduced Star Catalog Containing 537 Named Stars, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; November 15, 1971
- Jackson, E. S.; Shane, W. W.; Lynds, Beverly T. (May 1957), "The Orbits of the Spectroscopic Binaries Omicron Tauri, Xi Cancri, and Mu Ursae Majories", Astrophysical Journal, 125: 712, Bibcode:1957ApJ...125..712J, doi:10.1086/146345
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