56 Hydrae is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
56 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its reltive faintness, 56 Hydrae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 56 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Hydrae
56 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 56 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Hydrae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 56 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 56 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 56 Hydrae is 0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
56 Hydrae is distant 331.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Hydrae
56 Hydrae belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.