Felis - HR3923
Felis, also designated as , is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
Felis visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, Felis 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 Felis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Felis
Felis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Felis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Felis in the sky:
Visibility of Felis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Felis
The image below is a photograph of Felis 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 Felis is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Felis from the Sun and relative movement
Felis is distant 705.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 50 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Felis
Felis belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Felis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.