What is the color of the cancer constellation?

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Constellations aren't a particular color. They are imaginary diagrams thought up by people looking at patterns of stars - different cultures see different patterns. The stars that make up the constellations do contain hints of color though... some stars are bluish, while some are yellowish - others are reddish and orange-ish. It depends on their age and size and how hot or cool they are.
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When do you find the constellation cancer?

In New England (Northeast US) Cancer currently begins to rise in the east roughly 5PM; Acubens (65 Cnc, also alpha Cnc) rises roughly 7:50. Cancer is highest in the south roughly 2:30AM.

How many stars are in the constellation Cancer?

there are 81 . There are 5 stars in the original grouping of stars given the name 'Cancer'. In the Bayer/Farmstead catalog, there are 73 stars within the current boundaries of the constellation. There are 7 named stars in the entire group. See link for more information.

Who found the constellation Cancer?

The constellations have been known as long as people can remember. A constellation is just a pattern stars appear to make in the sky as we look at them, though most of the stars that we associate as being part of any constellation have no connection to each other. Various ancient peoples have given (MORE)

Who discovered the cancer constellation?

No one is credited with the discovery of the Cancer constellation.It has always been visible in the night sky. The Greek astronomerPtolemy is the person who cataloged it during the 2nd century.

What is the altitude of constellation cancer?

Cancer is a constellation that appears in the northern quadrant ofthe sky and is visible everywhere except for higher than 60 degreesSouth latitude. It has a right ascension of 8h 38.96 minutes.

What is the origin of the name of the Cancer constellation?

while Hercules was fighting the multi headed monster hydra the goddess Hera who did not like Hercules sent a crab to distract him it clipped on to his toe but he crushed it with his foot . the constellation in the sky the stars are not bright because it failed to complete its task.

How did the constellation Cancer get its name?

Cancer means crab in Latin. The constellation Cancer makes a crabwhen you connect the associated stars. It's latin for crab, which is who saved Hercules from the sea creature Hydra.It's latin for crab, which is who saved Hercules from the sea creature Hydra.

What is the history of the constellation cancer?

The Chaldeans first gave the name Cancer to this group of stars which they claimed represented a crab. They felt that a crab, which walks backwards, typifies the sun's motion when it is in this area of the zodiac. During this time. We refer to the 23.5 N latitude as the Tropic of Cancer as it marks (MORE)

What is the origin of the constellation cancer?

Cancer came about when someone wanted Hercules dead and theys sent him to slice his heel tendon and he fell and couldn't walk for the rest of his life until he died. They were so glad about the downfall of Hercules that they killed cancer, ate him, and sent him to the heavens

How far away is the constellation Cancer from the earth?

Any constellation is a group of stars that appear to form some kindof pattern, but have no connection with each other. They all happen to be inroughly the same direction from us, but they're all at different distances. Sothere's no such thing as a constellation's distance from us.

What is the mythology of the constellation cancer?

When Hercules was fighting Hydra, the nine headed serpant monster, a crab scurried up and pinched Hercules' toe. This crab was a distraction in the battle, and Hercules killed it. The greek goddes Hera was impressed with the crab, and showed it's picture up in the sky.

What are the names of the stars in the constellation cancer?

A constellation in modern astronomical parlance is defined by a region of the sky. It contains ALL the stars in that region, including the billions located in distant galaxies, so an exhaustive list is impossible. The ones with "names" (as opposed to designations only) are: alpha Cancri - Acube (MORE)

How many stars are in the cancer constellation?

There are 5 stars in the original grouping of stars given the name 'Cancer'. There are 73 stars within the current boundaries of the constellation. There are 7 named stars in the entire group.

Where can you see the constellation Cancer from in July?

Mostly, you can't. The classical astrological signs are "Sun Signs"; that is the constellation that the Sun WAS in about 2500 years ago. Because of the "precession of the equinoxes", the Sun is actually one zodiac sign earlier now; during Cancer, the Sun is actually in the constellation of Gemini (MORE)

When does the cancer constellation appear in the sky?

You must provide location. It is very important because stars visible in one area does not mean they are visible in others. I live close to the line of the cancer tropic and for example I am able to see the cancer constellation on nightly basis.

Who was the first one to spot the cancer constellation?

Stars have been seen in the sky as long as humans can remember. Constellations are just patterns of stars as we see them. Cancer is such a pattern. So the very first time a human being looked at the night sky was the very first time it was seen. Over time people began to name constellations. There a (MORE)

What month can you see cancer the constellation?

In the northern hemisphere, Cancer the Crab is visible BEST in late Fall, Winter and early to mid Spring. Although, it's the DIMMEST constellation and isn't visible in most areas due to light pollution. The planet Mars is IN Cancer right now (4/23/10) and will be for a few more months

What year was the constellation cancer found?

The constellation of Cancer was not really "discovered or found" at any point in time but was passed on from ancient times through myth and folklore. It got the name we know today from the Greeks and is associated with the myth of Hercules. It is important to understand that the pattern of stars n (MORE)

When was cancer the constellation discovered?

The Cancer constellation is not considered a discovery since it hasalways been visible by the naked eye. The Greek astronomer Ptolemyfist cataloged the constellation in the 2nd century.

Why is constellation cancer placed in the sky?

Constellations aren't in the sky; the individual stars are. The constellations are human-made patterns, and these exist only in our minds. We humans are EXCELLENT in seeing patterns and arrangements, even when no pattern exists. That's the basic story of every constellation. Thousands of years ago (MORE)

What is the color and the temperature of the constellation Ophiuchus?

A constellation is an imaginary pattern in the sky formed by imaginary lines that connect several stars. The individual stars in a constellation have no relationship or association to each other. Every star in a constellation generally has a different color, temperature, size, age, and distanc (MORE)

How far away is the constellation Cancer from the sun?

Any constellation is a group of stars that appear to form some kindof pattern, but have no connection with each other. They all happen to be inroughly the same direction from us, but they're all at different distances. Sothere's no such thing as a constellation's distance from us.

What is the color of Hercules the constellation?

A "constellation", according to the casual stargazer, is a group ofstars in one part of the sky, that can be recognized by the pattern they form.According to the serious astronomer, a constellation is a precisely defined areain the sky, that includes the few stars that make the pattern, plus anythin (MORE)

How far is constelL ation cancer for earth?

Any constellation is a group of stars that appear to form some kindof pattern, but have no connection with each other. They all happen to be inroughly the same direction from us, but they're all at different distances. Sothere's no such thing as a constellation's distance from us.

How big is cancer the constellation?

Cancer covers up an area approximately 505.872 degrees. Since it is so far away from us, its difficult to determine the exact distance or size. It is also the 31st largest constellation, and contains 7 stars. A list of the stars: Alpha Cancri, Beta Cancri, Gamma Cancri, Delta Cancri, Zeta Cancri, La (MORE)

How far is the constellation cancer from earth?

Any constellation is a group of stars that appear to form some kindof pattern, but have no connection with each other. They all happen to be inroughly the same direction from us, but they're all at different distances. Sothere's no such thing as a constellation's distance from us.

Is tropic of cancer related with the constellation cancer?

The imaginary line is called the Tropic of Cancer because when it was named, the Sun was in the direction of the constellation Cancer at the June solstice. However, this is no longer true due to the precession of the equinoxes. According to International Astronomical Union boundaries, the Sun now is (MORE)

How far is the constellation Cancer from the Earth?

Any constellation is a group of stars that appear to form some kindof pattern, but have no connection with each other. They all happen to be inroughly the same direction from us, but they're all at different distances. Sothere's no such thing as a constellation's distance from us.

Is the constellation cancer near any other famous constellations?

In the Northern sky..Cancer(the Crab) is the faintest of the known constellations,To the naked eye,the "nearest" constellations are; Leo(the Lion) Leo Mionor,Gemini(the Twins)Canis Minor(the Lesser Dog) and Hydra. Nearest of course,is very relative,as these Suns and Stars are many light years apart