Hydrus, “The Water Snake”, is one of the 12 constellations introduced by navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, two sixteenth-century Dutchman who observed the southern skies. It is another of their creations based on animals they saw on their travels. Hydrus is a male water snake, while Hydra would be a female water snake.
Hydrus Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Hydrus
These are the stars in Hydrus with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.