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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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λ Hydri (lambda Hydri)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -39.1°   Azimuth: 192.3°   Direction: South-South-West

λ Hydri is a giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Hydrus.

λ Hydri visual magnitude is 5.07. Because of its faintness, λ 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Hydri

Finder chart λ Hydri (lambda Hydri) star
Simplified finder chart for λ Hydri (lambda Hydri).

λ 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 λ Hydri are provided in the following table:

00h 48m 35s
-74° 55’ 23”
303.18°
-42.2°
Hydrus
Image of λ Hydri (lambda Hydri) star
DSS2 image of λ Hydri. The red arrow shows the motion of λ Hydri during the next 1000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.55 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about λ Hydri

5.07
Giant

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

1.08
K5III
4000K

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

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

Distance of λ Hydri from the Sun and relative movement

λ Hydri is distant 204.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

62.74 pc
204.52 ly
-9 km/s
0.13 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of λ Hydri

λ Hydri
(lambda Hydri)
SAO255710
SAO255710

Visibility of λ Hydri from your location

λ Hydri (lambda Hydri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK