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Proper Name(s)None
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number50 Hydrae
HR (BSC)5312
Right Ascension14h 12m 46s
Declination-27° 15' 40"
Distance223 light years
68 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.1
Absolute: +0.1
Spectral ClassK3III Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesThis orange giant star lies near the tip of Hydra's tail in the sky, as it snakes eastward towards brilliant Antares in Scorpius. 50 Hydrae emits some 35 times more light than the Sun, but at a distance of more than 200 light years it is barely visible to the naked eye.


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