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Object reference Size Shape Visual Scale Telescope used
NGC 2695 very small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2713 small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2962 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 2811 very small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2716 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 2698 very small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2699 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch

This table is sorted by visual scale and then size.

Galaxy groupings

NGC 2698 / NGC 2699 - Faint pair

Other notes

Best placed from Winter through to May depending on which part of the constellation you are viewing.

Hydra has galactic co-ordinates of approximately 230-320, 30.

So when you look at this constellation you are looking above the galactic plane above the Orion arm of our spiral galaxy.

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