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ζ Hydri (zeta Hydri)

Altitude: -31.1°   Azimuth: 192.5°   Direction: South-South-West

ζ Hydri is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Hydrus.

ζ Hydri visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Hydri should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ζ Hydri is 0.069 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Hydri (zeta Hydri) star
DSS2 image of ζ Hydri. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Hydri during the next 10000 years (11.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ Hydri


ζ Hydri (zeta Hydri) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.1°
Azimuth: 192.5°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Hydri

ζ 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 ζ Hydri are provided in the following table:

02h 45m 32s
-67° 37’ 00”

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

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

Visibility of ζ Hydri from your location

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

ζ Hydri (zeta Hydri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of ζ Hydri from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Hydri is distant 294.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

90.42 pc
294.76 ly
4 km/s
0.069 arcsec/year
0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Hydri

ζ Hydri belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ζ Hydri

ζ Hydri
(zeta Hydri)