48 Hydrae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.
48 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its reltive faintness, 48 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 48 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 48 Hydrae
48 Hydrae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 48 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 48 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 48 Hydrae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 48 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 48 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 48 Hydrae is -0.196 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.091 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 48 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
48 Hydrae is distant 187.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 48 Hydrae
48 Hydrae belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.