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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

      * 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 (and not at all in the opposite).