The Watersnake (male)

Hydrus Constellation

Origin of the Constellation

Hydrus was created by the Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, who charted the southern skies in 1595 - 1597. Hydrus was apparently created as a companion for the female watersnake Hydra.  

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