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Posted by Brian Casner/">Brian Casner on April 22, 1998 06:09:02 UTC

You might try a Star Atlas like 'Atlas of the Night Sky' by Storm Dunlop, published by Cresent house. In it it says 'Hydra is the largest of the constellations, found between RA 8hr 10 min and RA 15 hrs. You can find it just below Regulus. Alphard is a K4 star in the constellation, and really the only one of note, being 94 light years away giving it an apparent magnitude of -.3. M48 and M83 galaxies are in the constellation too. (The atlas has lots more info than I can recount. Try your school library or have your teacher request a star atlas for the school...) Good luck!

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