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Hydrus (Hydrus)

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The only star in Hydrus names is γ Hyi containing IC 1717.

Hydrus means 'male water snake', and it should not be confused with Hydra, a much larger constellation which represents a female water snake.

Neighbouring Constellations

Phoenix (Phoenix)

Tucana (Toucan)

Eridanus (Eridanus)

Picture of Hydrus