χ2 Hydrae (chi2 Hydrae)
χ2 Hydrae is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.
χ2 Hydrae visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, χ2 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 χ2 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of χ2 Hydrae
χ2 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 χ2 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of χ2 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of χ2 Hydrae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of χ2 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of χ2 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 χ2 Hydrae is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of χ2 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
χ2 Hydrae is distant 799.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of χ2 Hydrae
χ2 Hydrae belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where χ2 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.