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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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φ3 Hydrae (phi3 Hydrae)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 13:04 | Tran: 17:33 | Set: 22:02
Altitude: -42.1°   Azimuth: 59.5°   Direction: East-North-East

φ3 Hydrae is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Hydra.

φ3 Hydrae visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, φ3 Hydrae 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of φ3 Hydrae

Finder chart φ3 Hydrae (phi3 Hydrae) star
Simplified finder chart for φ3 Hydrae (phi3 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:

10h 38m 35s
-16° 52’ 36”
Image of φ3 Hydrae (phi3 Hydrae) star
DSS2 image of φ3 Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of φ3 Hydrae during the next 1000 years (-1.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.45 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about φ3 Hydrae


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of φ3 Hydrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

68.87 pc
224.52 ly
18 km/s
-0.097 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of φ3 Hydrae

φ3 Hydrae
(phi3 Hydrae)

Visibility of φ3 Hydrae from your location

Today's φ3 Hydrae (phi3 Hydrae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.9°
Max altitude: 21.6°
Azimuth: 253.1°