26 Hydrae is a double giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
26 Hydrae visual magnitude is 4.79. Because of its moderate brightness, 26 Hydrae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 26 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Hydrae
26 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 26 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 26 Hydrae from your location
Today's 26 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Hydrae is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 26 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
26 Hydrae is distant 319.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 26 Hydrae
26 Hydrae belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
26 Hydrae star system properties
26 Hydrae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 26 Hydrae double sysyem: