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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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14 Hydrae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 10:03 | Tran: 15:44 | Set: 21:25
Altitude: 31.9°   Azimuth: 153.7°   Direction: South-South-East

14 Hydrae is a variable star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Hydra.

14 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its faintness, 14 Hydrae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Hydrae

Finder chart 14 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about 14 Hydrae


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

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

Alternative designations of 14 Hydrae


Visibility of 14 Hydrae from your location

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

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