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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.
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In the case of VW Hyi, the maximum gap between the peak of the normal outburst and the detection of the subsequent superoutburst is ~5 days, whereas the maximum of the 2007 outburst of NN Cam occurred some 9 days before the detection of the superoutburst.
Constellations d 21:00 d 00:00 d 03:00 14 Tuc 03 Tri 04 Dor 21 Scl 06 Hyi 08 Men, LMC 27 Psc, And 12 Ari, For 11 Ori, Lep, Pic 30 SMC, Phe 20 Hor 14 Col, Aur 25 Per 29 Mon 30 Ret 30 Gem, CMa Planets Visibility of the naked-eye planets Morning sky Period Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn early Nov [check] X [check] [check] X mid-month [check] X [check] [check] [check] late Nov [check] X [check] [check] [check] Evening sky Period Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn early Nov X [check] x X X mid-month X [check] x X X late Nov X [check] X X X
0m telescope at Sutherland during which he did differential UBVRI photometry on BR Hyi, a star that has tentatively been classified as a delta Scuti variable.