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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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52 Hydrae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 16:16 | Tran: 19:13 | Set: 22:10
Alt: -62.20°   Az: 313.02°   Direction: North-West

52 Hydrae is a variable and multiple main-sequence star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Hydra.

52 Hydrae visual magnitude is 4.97. Because of its moderate brightness, 52 Hydrae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of 52 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 52 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 52 Hydrae during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


14h 29m 37s
-29° 36’ 02”
10h 27m 38s
00h 57m 15s


14h 28m 10s
-29° 29’ 30”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 52 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 52 Hydrae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 52 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 52 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

52 Hydrae is distant 415.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

16 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 52 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.6°
Max altitude: 8.9°
Azimuth: 240.4°