Hydrus: The Water SnakePronunciation: HIGH-drus
|Hydrus Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Hyi||Genitive: Hydri|
|Origin: Keyser/de Houtman||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
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|Bordering Constellations: Octans, Mensa, Dorado, Reticulum, Horologium, Eridanus, Phoenix, Tucana|
The Myth Behind the Constellation HydrusHydrus, “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 InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in HydrusThese are the stars in Hydrus with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Beta Hydri||Beta Hydri||2.82||Yellow||3.8 suns||24 ly|
|Alpha Hydri||Alpha Hydri||2.86||Yellow-White||32 suns||71 ly|