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56 Hydrae

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:

5.24
Giant
56 Hydrae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 56 Hydrae are provided in the following table:

14h 47m 44s
-26° 05’ 14”
333.15°
29.87°
Hydra

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Hydrae in the sky:

Finder chart 56 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 56 Hydrae.

Visibility of 56 Hydrae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 56 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.1°
Max altitude: 12.4°
Azimuth: 243.9°
56 Hydrae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of 56 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 56 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 56 Hydrae during the next 10000 years (6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

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.

101.63 pc
331.30 ly
-1 km/s
0.041 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 56 Hydrae

56 Hydrae belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.20
G5III
4892K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 56 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 56 Hydrae

SAO182882
SAO182882