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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
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κ Hydri (kappa Hydri)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -46.62°   Az: 155.86°   Direction: South-South-East

κ Hydri is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Hydrus.

κ Hydri visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its faintness, κ Hydri is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of κ Hydri (kappa Hydri) star
DSS2 image of κ Hydri. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Hydri during the next 10000 years (-13.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 23m 02s
-73° 32’ 05”
18h 30m 33s
20h 53m 36s

J2000

02h 22m 52s
-73° 38’ 44”

Galactic Coordinates

294.47°
-41.95°

Finder Chart

Finder chart κ Hydri (kappa Hydri) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Hydri (kappa Hydri).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.01
Giant

0.07
K1III
4537K

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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

κ Hydri is distant 317.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

97.47
317.74
22 km/s
-0.083 arcsec/y
0.01"/y

Alternative Designations

κ Hydri
(kappa Hydri)
SAO255880
SAO255880

Visibility from Your Location

κ Hydri (kappa Hydri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK