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29 Hydrae

Altitude: 1.9°   Azimuth: 107.4°   Direction: East-South-East

29 Hydrae is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

29 Hydrae visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, 29 Hydrae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 29 Hydrae is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 29 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 29 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Hydrae during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 29 Hydrae


29 Hydrae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.9°
Azimuth: 107.4°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 29 Hydrae

29 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 29 Hydrae are provided in the following table:

09h 27m 14s
-09° 13’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 29 Hydrae in the sky:

Finder chart 29 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 29 Hydrae.

Visibility of 29 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 29 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: 99.2°
Max altitude: 29.3°
Azimuth: 260.8°

Distance of 29 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement

29 Hydrae is distant 1,304.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

400.00 pc
1,304.00 ly
30 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 29 Hydrae

29 Hydrae belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 29 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 29 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 29 Hydrae