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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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Minchir - σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:46 | Tran: 14:00 | Set: 20:14
Alt: 3.50°   Az: 89.17°   Direction: East

Minchir, also designated as σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae), is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Hydra.

Minchir visual magnitude is 4.44. Because of its moderate brightness, Minchir is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

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.

Image of Minchir - σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae) star
DSS2 image of Minchir. The red arrow shows the motion of Minchir during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


08h 40m 02s
+03° 15’ 13”
18h 06m 06s
02h 46m 09s


08h 38m 45s
+03° 20’ 29”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart Minchir - σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae) star
Simplified finder chart for Minchir - σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

108.11 pc
352.43 ly
25 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/y
-0.018 "/y

Alternative Designations

σ Hydrae
(sigma Hydrae)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Minchir - σ Hydrae (sigma Hydrae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.7°
Max altitude: 41.8°
Azimuth: 273.3°