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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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54 Hydrae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 18:07 | Tran: 21:39 | Set: 1:15
Altitude: -55.9°   Azimuth: 308.6°   Direction: North-West

54 Hydrae is a double giant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Hydra.

54 Hydrae visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, 54 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Hydrae

Finder chart 54 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 54 Hydrae.

54 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 54 Hydrae are provided in the following table:

14h 46m 00s
-25° 26’ 35”
Image of 54 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 54 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 54 Hydrae during the next 1000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.73 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 54 Hydrae


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 54 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

8.5 arcsec

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.

30.43 pc
99.21 ly
-13 km/s
-0.15 arcsec/year
-0.104 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 54 Hydrae

Gl 561.1A

Visibility of 54 Hydrae from your location

Today's 54 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.4°
Max altitude: 13.1°
Azimuth: 244.6°