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TimezoneEurope/London
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β Hydri (beta Hydri)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -39.80°   Az: 187.83°   Direction: South

β Hydri is a variable sub-giant star of spectral class G2 in the constellation of Hydrus.

β Hydri visual magnitude is 2.8. Because of its brightness, β Hydri is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Image of β Hydri (beta Hydri) star
DSS2 image of β Hydri. The red arrow shows the motion of β Hydri during the next 100 years (3.69 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.54 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 26m 44s
-77° 07’ 06”
01h 51m 57s
02h 18m 42s

J2000

00h 25m 45s
-77° 15’ 15”

Galactic Coordinates

304.81°
-39.77°

Finder Chart

Finder chart β Hydri (beta Hydri) star
Simplified finder chart for β Hydri (beta Hydri).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

2.8
Sub-giant

3.43
G2IV
5890K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Hydri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

β Hydri is distant 24.37 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

7.47
24.37
23 km/s
2.215 arcsec/y
0.324"/y

Alternative Designations

β Hydri
(beta Hydri)
SAO255670
SAO255670

Visibility from Your Location

β Hydri (beta Hydri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK