14 Cancri

Tiny points of light, with a magic all their own.
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Christopher K.
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA

14 Cancri

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It is every star that has the "honor" of being occulted (temporarily blocked from view) by an asteroid pass between it and us. But early Monday morning at 12:15am or 12:16am (depending on where a viewer is several hundred kilometers west of Baton Rouge) that is what will happen to magnitude 5.7 star 14 Cancri.

This star can be found with a 10x binocular and fits nicely in a one-degree field-of-view. In a half-degree field-of-view one should see no other star except maybe K-class magnitude 7.4 HIP39969. 14 Canri lies 6˚09' ESE of Pollux and 8˚43' NW of the Beehive Cluster.

Interestingly 14 Cancri is a G2-class star, just like our own Sun!

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