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public LocationGreenwich, UK
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Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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η2 Hydri (eta2 Hydri)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -29.3°   Azimuth: 183.5°   Direction: South

η2 Hydri is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Hydrus.

η2 Hydri visual magnitude is 4.69. Because of its moderate brightness, η2 Hydri is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η2 Hydri

Finder chart η2 Hydri (eta2 Hydri) star
Simplified finder chart for η2 Hydri (eta2 Hydri).

η2 Hydri 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 η2 Hydri are provided in the following table:

01h 54m 56s
-67° 38’ 49”
Image of η2 Hydri (eta2 Hydri) star
DSS2 image of η2 Hydri. The red arrow shows the motion of η2 Hydri during the next 10000 years (12.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 12.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about η2 Hydri


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where η2 Hydri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of η2 Hydri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of η2 Hydri from the Sun and relative movement

η2 Hydri is distant 216.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

66.49 pc
216.76 ly
-16 km/s
0.074 arcsec/year
0.074 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of η2 Hydri

η2 Hydri
(eta2 Hydri)

Visibility of η2 Hydri from your location

η2 Hydri (eta2 Hydri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK