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What is Hydrus brightest star?
Hydrus, (Greek: “Water Snake”) constellation in the southern sky at about 2 hours right ascension and 70° south in declination. Its brightest star is Beta Hydri, with a magnitude of 2.8.
How many stars does the constellation Hydrus have?
|List of stars in Hydrus|
|Stars with planets||4|
What type of star is the Hydrus?
|Primary Name||Head of Hydrus||The Sun|
|Star Type||High proper-motion Star||Main Sequence Star|
|Colour||Yellow – White||Yellow (Atmosphere) / White (In Space)|
|Galaxy||Milky Way||Milky Way|
What is the myth behind the constellation Hydrus?
The story behind the name: The constellation Hydra is most closely associated with the legend of the second labor of Heracles, which may echo a Babylonian legend in which the hero Gilgamesh killed a seven-headed monster. The Hydra was a fresh-water serpent born to Echidne and Typhon.
Who discovered hydrus?
Hydrus lies between the two Magellanic Clouds, between Eridanus and the south celestial pole. Hydrus was one of the constellations that first appeared on a celestial globe by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius in 1597, and was subsequently included in Johann Bayer’s star atlas Uranometria in 1603.
What is the English name of Hydra?
Hydra, the water snake, is the largest constellation in the sky.
What is the English name of Hydrus constellation?
the male water snake
Hydrus constellation lies in the southern hemisphere. Its name means “the male water snake” in Latin. Hydrus is also known as “the lesser water snake,” the counterpart to the larger Hydra constellation, from which it is separated by the constellations Eridanus and Orion, and by the Milky Way.
How did hydrus get its name?
Hydrus constellation lies in the southern hemisphere. Its name means “the male water snake” in Latin. The constellation was created by Plancius from the observations of Dutch sailors Frederick de Houtman and Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser in the late 16th century.