Alphard (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Alphard is visible between 19:13 and 03:49. It will become accessible at around 19:13, when it rises 13° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:29, 42° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:49 when it sinks to 14° above your south-western horizon.

Name Alphard
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Hya
30-Hya
HR 3748
HD 81797
NSV 4496
HIP 46390
TYC 5460-1592-1
Position
Constellation:Hydra
Brightness (V):Mag 2.0
Variable
B-V Color (mag):1.48
Right Ascension:09h27m35s
Declination:-08°39'30"
Distance:57.8 parsec
188.4 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):36.5 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):335.9°
Source for distance: The Tycho Catalogue (ESA 1997)
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-1.83

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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