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γ Hydri (gamma Hydri)

Altitude: -35.7°   Azimuth: 181.2°   Direction: South

γ Hydri is a giant star in the constellation of Hydrus.

γ Hydri visual magnitude is 3.24. Because of its moderate brightness, γ Hydri should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of γ Hydri is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.114 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ Hydri (gamma Hydri) star
DSS2 image of γ Hydri. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Hydri during the next 1000 years (0.78 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.90 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about γ Hydri

3.24
Giant

γ Hydri (gamma Hydri) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.7°
Azimuth: 181.2°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Hydri

γ 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 γ Hydri are provided in the following table:

03h 47m 14s
-74° 14’ 20”
289.13°
-37.8°
Hydrus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ Hydri in the sky:

Finder chart γ Hydri (gamma Hydri) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Hydri (gamma Hydri).

Visibility of γ Hydri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

γ Hydri (gamma Hydri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of γ Hydri from the Sun and relative movement

γ Hydri is distant 214.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

65.66 pc
214.05 ly
16 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
0.114 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of γ Hydri

γ Hydri belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.85
M2III
3622K

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

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

Alternative designations of γ Hydri

γ Hydri
(gamma Hydri)
SAO256029
SAO256029