Minchir - σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae)
Minchir, also designated as σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae), is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
Minchir visual magnitude is 4.44. Because of its moderate brightness, Minchir 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 Minchir:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Minchir
Minchir 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 Minchir are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Minchir in the sky:
Visibility of Minchir from your location
Today's Minchir - σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Minchir
The image below is a photograph of Minchir 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 Minchir is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Minchir from the Sun and relative movement
Minchir is distant 352.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Minchir
Minchir belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Minchir is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.