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Hydrus Constellation
Constellation Hydrus

Hydrus, the Water Snake (Hyi)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Water Snake
      1. Genitive:
      2. Hydri
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Hyi
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. December
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. S
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 2h
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -75°
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Beta Hydri (2.82m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 5
      1. Other:
      2. Oldest known star

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.

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