Mu2 Cancri is a solitary, yellow-hued star in the zodiac constellation of Cancer. It is visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of +5.30. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 42.94 mas as seen from Earth, this star is located around 76.0 light years from the Sun. Mu2 Cancri will make its closest approach in about 600,000 years when it passes at a distance of 4.9 pc (16 ly).
At the estimated age of 5.6 billion years, it is an evolving G-type subgiant star with a stellar classification of G2 IV. It has 1.2 times the mass of the Sun and 1.8 times the Sun's radius. Mu2 Cancri has relatively high metallicity − what astronomers term the abundance of elements other than hydrogen and helium − having a 29% higher abundance compared to the Sun. It is radiating 3.45 times the Sun's luminosity at an effective temperature of 5,809 K.
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