The Head of Hydra (the Water Serpent) looks down on us from just
above right center. A western body of the Water Serpent then
sprawls to the left, marked best by the bright star Alphard (Alpha
Hya) down and to the left of center. Bright Zeta and Epsilon Hya
are respectively the left and right-hand
stars of the ragged circle that makes the Head.
is at the upper right corner. `
The open cluster M 48 is prominent toward the lower right corner.