Hydrus

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Abbreviation:  Hya
English Name:  The Sea Serpent
Genitive: Hydri
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere (Never visible from the UK.)
Location: Between the constellations of Reticulum and Octans.
Visible between latitudes:  +08 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons: Autumn, Winter and Spring
Best seen in:  November
Seen between: October and December
Right Ascension (RA): 00 hour
Declination (DEC): -57 degrees
Area (square degrees):  243 (61st)

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Hydrus (The Sea Serpent)

  • Hydrus is a small constellation in the deep southern sky.

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Messier Objects in Hydrus

No Messier objects in Hydrus
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More objects in Hydrus

Select CatalogNo of Objects
Barnard (B)0x object
Caldwell (C)0x object
Collinder (Cr)0x object
New General Catalogue (NGC)11x objects
Index Catalogue (IC)2x objects
Sharpless (Sh2)0x object

Features of Interest

  • NGC 1151 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. NGC 1151 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

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Named Stars

  • Hydri
  • more list of stars in Hydrus.

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IAU Sky Chart: Hydrus


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Constellations: Southern Celestial Hemisphere
– never seen from the UK

ApusAraCaelumCarinaCentaurusChameleon
Corona AustralisCruxDoradoGrusHorologiumHydrus
IndusMensaOctansPavoPhoenixPictor
ReticulumTelescopiumTriangulum AustraleTucanaVelaVolans
(24 constellations above can never be seen from the UK.)

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