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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24

58 Hydrae

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:

58 Hydrae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 10°.

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:

14h 50m 17s
-27° 57’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 58 Hydrae in the sky:

Finder chart 58 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 58 Hydrae.

Visibility of 58 Hydrae from your location

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

Today's 58 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.0°
Max altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 242.0°
58 Hydrae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of 58 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 58 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 58 Hydrae during the next 1000 years (-4.02 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.98 arcmin in declination);

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.

93.63 pc
305.24 ly
-10 km/s
-0.241 arcsec/year
-0.059 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 58 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 58 Hydrae