44 Hydrae is a double giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
44 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.08. Because of its reltive faintness, 44 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 44 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 44 Hydrae
44 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 44 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 44 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 44 Hydrae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 44 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 44 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 44 Hydrae is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 44 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
44 Hydrae is distant 633.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 44 Hydrae
44 Hydrae belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 44 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
44 Hydrae star system properties
44 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 44 Hydrae double sysyem: