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Hydrus Constellation
Constellation Hydrus the Water Snake Star Map

Hydrus, the Water Snake (Hyi)


The Southern constellation of Hydrus, the Water Snake, is best viewed in Winter during the month of December. It's brightest star is Beta Hydri at magnitude 2.82. The boundary of the Hydrus constellation contains 5 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. HIGH-drus
      1. Meaning:
      2. Water Snake
      1. Genitive:
      2. Hydri
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Hyi
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. December
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 2h
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -75°
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Beta Hydri  (2.82)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 5

    Brightest Stars in Hydrus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Hydrus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

      ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).