How Many Stars Does Cancer Have?


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The constellation Cancer has five stars: Acubens (Alpha Cnc), Altarf (Beta Cnc), Asellus Borealis (Gamma Cnc), Asellus Australis (Delta Cnc) and Tegmen (Zeta 1 Cnc). Cancer also contains two Messier objects: the M44 (Beehive cluster), a small star cluster containing 50 stars, and the M67, another open star cluster.

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Cancer is the 31st biggest constellation in the sky and occupies an area of 506 degrees. It is located in the second quadrant of the northern hemisphere and can be seen at altitudes between +90° and -60°. Its closest neighbors are Gemini, Canis Minor, Leo, Leo Minor, Hydra and Lynx.

In astrology Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac and represents those born between June 20 to July 22.

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