54 Hydrae is a double giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
54 Hydrae visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, 54 Hydrae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 54 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Hydrae
54 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 54 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 54 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 54 Hydrae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 54 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 54 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 54 Hydrae is -0.15 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.104 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 54 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
54 Hydrae is distant 99.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 54 Hydrae
54 Hydrae belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
54 Hydrae star system properties
54 Hydrae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 54 Hydrae double sysyem: