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ζ Hydrae (zeta Hydrae)

ζ Hydrae is a bright giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

ζ Hydrae visual magnitude is 3.11. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Hydrae 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 ζ Hydrae:

3.11
Bright giant
ζ Hydrae (zeta Hydrae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Hydrae

ζ 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 ζ Hydrae are provided in the following table:

08h 55m 23s
+05° 56’ 44”
222.34°
30.2°
Hydra

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ Hydrae in the sky:

Finder chart ζ Hydrae (zeta Hydrae) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Hydrae (zeta Hydrae).

Visibility of ζ Hydrae from your location

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

Today's ζ Hydrae (zeta Hydrae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.1°
Max altitude: 44.5°
Azimuth: 275.9°
ζ Hydrae (zeta Hydrae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ Hydrae

The image below is a photograph of ζ Hydrae 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 ζ Hydrae is -0.099 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Hydrae (zeta Hydrae) star
DSS2 image of ζ Hydrae. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Hydrae during the next 1000 years (-1.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.23 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ζ Hydrae from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Hydrae is distant 150.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

46.21 pc
150.65 ly
23 km/s
-0.099 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Hydrae

ζ Hydrae belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-0.21
G9II
4743K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ Hydrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ζ Hydrae

ζ Hydrae
(zeta Hydrae)
SAO117264
SAO117264