φ3 Hydrae (phi3 Hydrae)
φ3 Hydrae is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
φ3 Hydrae visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, φ3 Hydrae 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 φ3 Hydrae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of φ3 Hydrae
φ3 Hydrae 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 φ3 Hydrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of φ3 Hydrae in the sky:
Visibility of φ3 Hydrae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of φ3 Hydrae
The image below is a photograph of φ3 Hydrae 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 φ3 Hydrae is -0.097 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of φ3 Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement
φ3 Hydrae is distant 224.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of φ3 Hydrae
φ3 Hydrae belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where φ3 Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.