58 Hydrae is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
58 Hydrae visual magnitude is 4.41. Because of its moderate brightness, 58 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 58 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 58 Hydrae
58 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 58 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 58 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of 58 Hydrae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 58 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of 58 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 58 Hydrae is -0.241 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.059 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 58 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
58 Hydrae is distant 305.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 58 Hydrae
58 Hydrae belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 58 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.