Ukdah - ι Hydrae (iota Hydrae)
Ukdah, also designated as ι Hydrae (iota Hydrae), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
Ukdah visual magnitude is 3.91. Because of its moderate brightness, Ukdah 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 Ukdah:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Ukdah
Ukdah 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 Ukdah are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Ukdah in the sky:
Visibility of Ukdah from your location
Today's Ukdah - ι Hydrae (iota Hydrae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Ukdah
The image below is a photograph of Ukdah 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 Ukdah is 0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.064 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Ukdah from the Sun and relative movement
Ukdah is distant 275.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Ukdah
Ukdah 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 Ukdah is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.