47 Hydrae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.
47 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 47 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 47 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 47 Hydrae
47 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 47 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 47 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 47 Hydrae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 47 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 47 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 47 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 47 Hydrae is -0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 47 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
47 Hydrae is distant 339.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 47 Hydrae
47 Hydrae belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star. 47 Hydrae is also a Sh chemically peculiar star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 47 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.