π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri)
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:
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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of π2 Hydri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of π2 Hydri in the sky:
Visibility of π2 Hydri from your location
π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
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.
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.
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.