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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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50 Hydrae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 18:01 | Tran: 21:18 | Set: 0:36
Altitude: -9.0°   Azimuth: 123.1°   Direction: East-South-East

50 Hydrae is a giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Hydra.

50 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.08. Because of its faintness, 50 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 50 Hydrae

Finder chart 50 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 50 Hydrae.

50 Hydrae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 50 Hydrae are provided in the following table:

14h 12m 46s
-27° 15’ 39”
Image of 50 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 50 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 50 Hydrae during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 50 Hydrae


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 50 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 50 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 50 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement

50 Hydrae is distant 229.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

70.32 pc
229.25 ly
27 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 50 Hydrae

Gl 540.1

Visibility of 50 Hydrae from your location

Today's 50 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.3°
Max altitude: 11.3°
Azimuth: 242.7°