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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -50.8°   Azimuth: 215.8°   Direction: South-West

π2 Hydri is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Hydrus.

π2 Hydri visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its faintness, π2 Hydri is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π2 Hydri

Finder chart π2 Hydri (pi2 Hydri) star
Simplified finder chart for π2 Hydri (pi2 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”
291.35°
-47.45°
Hydrus
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);

Key facts about π2 Hydri

5.69
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.09
K2III
4121K

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

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

Alternative designations of π2 Hydri

π2 Hydri
(pi2 Hydri)
SAO248521
SAO248521

Visibility of π2 Hydri from your location

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