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Zeta Hydrae

16 Hydrae

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationZeta Hydrae
Flamsteed Number16 Hydrae
HR (BSC)3547
Right Ascension8h 55m 24s
Declination+5° 56' 44"
Distance167 light years
51 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.1
Absolute: -0.4
Spectral ClassG9IIIa yellow giant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary
NotesThe brightest of a grouping of stars that combine to form the head and neck of Hydra at the northern extent of that constellation. From Zeta Hydrae, a long chain of stars snakes eastward and southward for more than sixty degrees to form the largest constellation in the night sky.

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