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Hydrus

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Name:Hydrus
HIGH-drus
Meaning:Water Snake
Abbreviation:Hyi
Genitive:Hydri
Visible in Latitudes:5° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Fall
Best Seen In:All year (circumpolar)
Transit Date:October 21
Right Ascension:2.46 hours
Declination:-72.3 degrees
Area:243.035 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Hydrus

About Hydrus

Hydrus was named by Johann Bayer in 1603. It was intended to be a the southern hemisphere's answer to Hydra, a large constellation further north.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
Head of HydrusAlpha Hyi

Neighboring Constellations

DoradoOctans
EridanusReticulum
HorologiumTucana
Mensa
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