|English:||Water Snake||Spanish:||Serpiente de Agua|
|German:||Kleine Wasserschlange||French:||Hydre Australe|
Right between the Magellanic Clouds you can find the southern constellation of Hydrus (see lines). It shows up as a prominent triangle with stars of third magnitude. Brightest star is beta Hyi at the southwestern corner of the triangle (lower right at a visual magnitude of 2.9).
In mid of November Hydrus culminates at about 10:30 pm local time. The declination of this constellation ranges from -82 to -58 degrees.
Hydrus itself contains only faint deep sky objects. The Large and Small Magellanic Cloud already belong to the neighboring constellations Dorado and Tucana, respectively.