Hydrus

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Hydrus

(hÿ -drŭs) (Water Snake) A small constellation in the southern hemisphere lying between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. Its brightest star, Beta (β) Hydri, is of magnitude 2.8 and is the nearest conspicuous star to the south pole. Abbrev.: Hyi; genitive form: Hydri; approx. position: RA 2h, dec –70°; area: 243 sq deg.

Hydrus

 

(the Water Snake), a constellation of the southern hemisphere; its brightest stars have visual stellar magnitudes of 2.9 and 2.8. It is not visible from the USSR. (SeeSTELLAR SKY.)

Hydrus

[′hī·drəs]
(astronomy)
A southern constellation, right ascension 2 hours, declination 75°S. Also known as Water Snake.