V Hya
DSS image of V Hya
Digitized Sky Survey image of V Hya, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of V Hya
Overlaid DSS image of V Hya, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right
CCCS 1766, CD -20:3283

Type  Carbon Star
Magnitude  8
RA (2000)  10h 51' 37.2"
Dec (2000)  21° 15' 0" S
Constellation  Hydra

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
13 Jan 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
Other Data Sources for V Hya
Nearby objects for V Hya
7 objects found within 120'
NGC3450 MCG-03-28-004 V Hya
NGC3453 NGC3464
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.