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14 Hydrae

Altitude: -24.3°   Azimuth: 297.4°   Direction: West-North-West

14 Hydrae is a variable star in the constellation of Hydra.

14 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Hydrae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 14 Hydrae:


14 Hydrae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.3°
Azimuth: 297.4°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Hydrae

14 Hydrae is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 14 Hydrae are provided in the following table:

08h 49m 21s
-03° 26’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Hydrae in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Hydrae.

Visibility of 14 Hydrae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 14 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.4°
Max altitude: 35.1°
Azimuth: 266.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Hydrae

The image below is a photograph of 14 Hydrae from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 14 Hydrae is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 14 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Hydrae during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement

14 Hydrae is distant 437.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

134.23 pc
437.58 ly
33 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Hydrae

14 Hydrae belongs to spectral class B9 14 Hydrae is also a HgMn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 14 Hydrae