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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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48 Hydrae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 15:50 | Tran: 19:25 | Set: 22:59
Alt: -61.66°   Az: 26.79°   Direction: North-North-East

48 Hydrae is a main-sequence star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Hydra.

48 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its faintness, 48 Hydrae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

48 Hydrae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of 48 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 48 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 48 Hydrae during the next 1000 years (-3.27 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.52 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


14h 01m 23s
-25° 07’ 42”
12h 54m 40s
02h 56m 03s


14h 00m 00s
-25° 00’ 37”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 48 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 48 Hydrae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 48 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

57.37 pc
187.03 ly
-17 km/s
-0.196 arcsec/y
-0.091 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 48 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.1°
Max altitude: 13.4°
Azimuth: 244.9°