Cancer (constellation)

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Cancer
Constellation
Cancer
Abbreviation Cnc[1]
Genitive Cancri[1]
Pronunciation /ˈkænsər/,
genitive /ˈkæŋkr/
Seembolism the Crab
Richt ascension 07h 55m 19.7973s–09h 22m 35.0364s[2] h
Declination 33.1415138°–6.4700689°[2]°
Aurie 506 sq. deg. (31st)
Main starns 5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
76
Starns wi planets 10
Starns brichter than 3.00m 0
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 2
Brichtest starn β Cnc (Altarf) (3.53m)
Nearest starn DX Cnc
(11.84 ly, 3.63 pc)
Messier objects 2
Meteor showers Delta 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 twelve 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 Februar 2014. 

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