Carbon 2 - V Hydrae - HIP53085

V Hydrae is a variable star, possibly because a neighbouring star on an eliptical path around V Hydrae passes in front of it causing its brightness to diminish.
It looks redder than its brighter neighbour. Do you agree?

Facts about V Hydrae 1 by Keith Turnecliff

V Hydrae lies about 8 degrees to the south-southeast of U Hydrae, our target in the previous challenge.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for early April at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.