South Hydra ( lat.Hydrus , Hyi ) - a constellation of the southern hemisphere of the sky. It occupies an area of 243 square degrees in the sky, contains 32 stars visible with the naked eye. The brightest star is Beta South Hydra.
(to the genus. n .: Hydri )
|Right ascension||from 0 h 00 m to 4 h 35 m|
|Declination||−82 ° 30 ′ to −58 ° 30 ′|
|Square||243 sq. M. degrees|
( 61 place )
|The brightest stars|
( value <3 m )
|The constellation is visible in latitudes from + 8 ° to −90 °.|
On the territory of Russia and the entire former USSR is not observed, no part of this constellation rises even in Kushka . The constellation is partially observed south of + 32 °, but full visibility at latitudes south of + 7 °.
New constellation. Proposed by Peter Planzius in 1598 , but is traditionally attributed to Johann Bayer ( 1603 , atlas “ Uranometry ”).
- List of stars of the constellation South Hydra