V Hydrae

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V Hydrae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Hydra
Right ascension 10h 51m 37.3s
Declination -21° 15' 0"
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.0/11.5
Spectral type C9I
Other designations
GSC 6082:1140, BU 1428, HIP 53085

V Hydrae (V Hya) is a variable star in the constellation Hydra. It is considered by astronomers to be a carbon star. With a B-V colour index of +5.5 it is one of the reddest stars visible.[1] It has a period of approximately 18 years and a sub-period of approximately 530 days.


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