57 Hydrae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.
57 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its reltive faintness, 57 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 57 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 57 Hydrae
57 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 57 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 57 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 57 Hydrae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 57 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 57 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 57 Hydrae is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 57 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
57 Hydrae is distant 434.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 57 Hydrae
57 Hydrae belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 57 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.