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Hydra

The Sea Monster, The Water Snake

Map of Hydra (Western Section)
Map of Hydra (Eastern Section)
Relative Galactic Position of Hydra

The giant constellation Hydra occupies a significant portion of the sky, lying to the north of the galactic plane.

A gigantic constellation, the largest in the sky, covering more than 1,300 square degrees. Despite its huge size, however, it contains little in the way of bright stars or other objects of interest. The main exception to this is the planetary nebula known as the Ghost of Jupiter.

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