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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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27 Hydrae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:01 | Tran: 14:10 | Set: 19:19
Alt: 3.95°   Az: 110.90°   Direction: East-South-East

27 Hydrae is a multiple giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Hydra.

27 Hydrae visual magnitude is 4.8. Because of its moderate brightness, 27 Hydrae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of 27 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 27 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 27 Hydrae during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

09h 21m 40s
-09° 39’ 39”
19h 16m 05s
04h 37m 46s

J2000

09h 20m 29s
-09° 33’ 20”

Galactic Coordinates

241.08°
27.11°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 27 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 27 Hydrae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.8
Giant

0.43
G8III
4917K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 27 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

27 Hydrae is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 27 Hydrae double sysyem:

4.8
6.7
1.9
231.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

27 Hydrae is distant 243.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

74.68
243.47
25 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/y
-0.029"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO136768
SAO136768

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 27 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.7°
Max altitude: 28.9°
Azimuth: 260.3°