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Hydra

Quick Facts

Name:Hydra
HIGH-druh
Meaning:Water Snake
Abbreviation:Hya
Genitive:Hydrae
Visible in Latitudes:60° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:April, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:February 15
Right Ascension:10.12 hours
Declination:-19.4 degrees
Area:1302.844 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Hydra

About Hydra

Hydra guards the cup of water from Corvus, the Crow, forever denying him, a drink of water. Hydra also was the beast which Heracles (constellation Hercules) had to slay as one of his twelve labours.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AlphardAlpha Hya
Al Minliar al ShujaSigma Hya

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M48Open Cluster
M68Globular Cluster
M83Spiral Galaxy

Neighboring Constellations

AntliaLibra
CancerMonoceros
Canis MinorPuppis
CentaurusPyxis
CorvusSextans
CraterVirgo
Leo
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