ζ Cancri


Zeta Cancri is a multiple star 83 light years distant, although it will take a small telescope to see all three sixth-magnitude components. The closest of the three has a rapid orbit of 59.5 years.

Zeta is due west of delta, just outside the same field of view. Putting theta on the far left edge of your field, you'll find zeta just off-centre: binoculars.

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