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Cancer Constellation
Constellation Cancer the Crab

Cancer, the Crab (Cnc)  


The constellation of Cancer, the Crab, is best viewed in Spring during the month of March. It's brightest star is Altarf at magnitude 3.53. The boundary of the Cancer constellation contains 10 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. CAN-ser
      1. Meaning:
      2. Crab
      1. Genitive:
      2. Cancri
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cnc
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. March
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 8h 30m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 23° 34'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Altarf  (3.53m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 10
      1. Quadruple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1
      1. Other:
      2. Technetium star

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).

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