Hydra (Sea Serpent)
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between and .
This constellation does not belong to the zodiac.
It's brightest star is (not in database).
Neighboring constellations are Cancer
, Canis Minor
, and Antila
Constellation does not belong to the zodiac.
(not in database)
The Sea Serpent (Hydra) is the largest constellation in the sky.
It is long and narrow and consists of rather faint stars. The brightest
star is Alphard, marking the heart of the Sea Serpent.
It has a brightness of only 2 magnitudes
The large number of faint stars and the size make it rather difficult to identify the Hydra in the night-sky.
Hydra supposedly was killed by Hercules
Hydra contains a number of interesting deek-sky objects
even for amateur telescopes.
M48 is an open star cluster comprising some 80 stars. M83 is a spiral galaxy. NGC 3242 is a planetary
nebula. Hydra also contains a number of variable stars that can be observed with amateur instruments.
Objects in Sea Serpent
A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.