Cancer (constellation)

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Cancer
Constellation
Cancer
AbbreviationCnc[1]
GenitiveCancri[1]
Pronunciation/ˈkænsər/,
genitive /ˈkæŋkr/
Seembolismthe Crab
Richt ascension07h 55m 19.7973s–09h 22m 35.0364s[2] h
Declination33.1415138°–6.4700689°[2]°
Aurie506 sq. deg. (31st)
Main starns5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
76
Starns wi planets10
Starns brichter than 3.00m0
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)2
Brichtest starnβ Cnc (Altarf) (3.53m)
Nearest starnDX Cnc
(11.84 ly, 3.63 pc)
Messier objects2
Meteor showersDelta Cancrids
Borderin
constellations
Lynx
Gemini
Canis Minor
Hydra
Leo
Leo Minor (corner)
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −60°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Mairch.

Cancer is ane o the twal constellations o the zodiac.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ridpath 2001, pp. 94–95
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cancer, constellation boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 

Coordinates: Sky map 09h 00m 00s, +20° 00′ 00″