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π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri)

Altitude: -72.2°   Azimuth: 198.4°   Direction: South-South-West

π2 Hydri is a giant star in the constellation of Hydrus.

π2 Hydri visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, π2 Hydri should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about π2 Hydri:


π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -72.2°
Azimuth: 198.4°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π2 Hydri

π2 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 π2 Hydri are provided in the following table:

02h 15m 28s
-67° 44’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of π2 Hydri in the sky:

Finder chart π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri) star
Simplified finder chart for π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri).

Visibility of π2 Hydri from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of π2 Hydri

The image below is a photograph of π2 Hydri 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 π2 Hydri is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri) star
DSS2 image of π2 Hydri. The red arrow shows the motion of π2 Hydri during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of π2 Hydri from the Sun and relative movement

π2 Hydri is distant 467.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

143.47 pc
467.72 ly
17 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of π2 Hydri

π2 Hydri belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where π2 Hydri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of π2 Hydri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of π2 Hydri

π2 Hydri
(pi2 Hydri)