V Hydrae
DSS image of V Hydrae
Overlaid DSS image of V Hydrae, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around V Hydrae
V Hya, BD-20 3283, WDS J10516-2115A, SAO 179278, CCCS 1766, HIP 53085

Type  Carbon Star
Magnitude  6.8
Right Ascension  10h 51' 37.2"  (2000)
Declination  21° 15' 0" S
Constellation  Hydra
Classification  C-N:6
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jan 13, 2008    Hale Pohaku, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Very red! a deep coppery red color that is always surprising, this was the first carbon star I had ever encountered when I stumbled upon it while sweeping with the UofA 21" all those years ago

Steve Coe

Period 533 days; 6.5-12m; Reddest star known; famous
― SAC Red Star Database
Other Data Sources for V Hydrae
Nearby objects for V Hydrae
4 objects found within 60'
MCG -03-28-004 NGC 3450
NGC 3464

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V Hydrae