Beta Hydrae (star)

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Beta Hydrae A
Spectral B9 III
Type Giant
Multiple Binary
Luminosity 210 LSol
Absolute magnitude -1.0
Mag Terra 4.67
Temperature 11,100° K
Mass 3.36 MSol
Radius 4.0 RSol
Companion Beta Hydrae B
Beta Hydrae B
Spectral A0(?) V
Multiple Companion
Luminosity ~100 LSol
Absolute magnitude
Mag Terra 5.47
Temperature ° K
Mass 2.8 MSol

Beta Hydrae (otherwise known as 28 Crateris) is a binary star system containing a blue-white α2 Canum Venaticorum variable giant type star of spectral classification B9.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Beta Hydrae is a binary star system containing a blue-white giant star of spectral type B9 orbited by a bluish-white main sequence companion star of approximately spectral type A.

The two components of Beta Hydrae orbit one another at a separation of approximately 170AU over a period of about 900 years.

The Beta Hydrae system lies approximately 95.0 pc from Terra, and is located in a Rimward/Trailing direction from Terra at bearing 289.3 o Galactic Longitude and +27.4o North Galactic Latitude.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Beta Hydrae is the home star system of the Intferhi. [1]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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