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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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59 Hydrae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:19 | Tran: 20:33 | Set: 23:48
Altitude: -5.1°   Azimuth: 129.4°   Direction: South-East

59 Hydrae is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A4 in the constellation of Hydra.

59 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its faintness, 59 Hydrae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Hydrae

Finder chart 59 Hydrae star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Hydrae.

59 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 59 Hydrae are provided in the following table:

14h 58m 39s
-27° 39’ 25”
Image of 59 Hydrae star
DSS2 image of 59 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Hydrae during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 59 Hydrae


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

59 Hydrae star system properties

59 Hydrae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 59 Hydrae double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Distance of 59 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement

59 Hydrae is distant 349.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

107.30 pc
349.79 ly
-10 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 59 Hydrae


Visibility of 59 Hydrae from your location

Today's 59 Hydrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.7°
Max altitude: 10.9°
Azimuth: 242.3°