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Hydra, "The Water Snake", one of the original 48 contsellations from the ancient Summerians, is the largetst of the modern-day celestial 88. It coils a full quarter of the way across the sky.
Represents the nine headed serpent that the greek hero Hercules had to battle as one of his 12 deeds.

Sextans, "The Sextant" created in 1687 by Polish Astronomer Johannes Hevelius. Represents the scientific instrument that he used to measure star positions with.

Crater, "The Cup" represents the chalice of the Greek god Apollo. It is also considered the winecup of Dionysius.
Associated with the myth of Corvus.

Corvus, "The Crow". Corvus was sent by the god Apollo carrying a cup, (Crater), to hurry and fetch the water.
Along the way, he stopped to eat figs, and then claimed that Hydra kept him from getting the water.
Apollos, seeing thru the lie, cursed Corvus to be enternally thirsty, but not able to drink as Hydra was now guarding the cup.



04/18/2012 - 4 seconds, Stellacam-3 and Cannon 5.5 CCTV lens
02/26/2012 - 8 seconds, Samsung SDC435 and Cannon 5.5 CCTV lens



Deep-Sky objects located in Constellation of Antilia:


NGC2997 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





Deep-Sky objects located in Constellation of Hydra:


M48 (open cluster)
04/27/2003 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-EX @ 2.5 seconds         - 03/16/1991 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   


M48 (open cluster) - 03/14/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds




M68 (globular cluster)
05/05/2002 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-EX @ 2.5 seconds         - 03/28/1992 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   



M68 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




M83 (galaxy)
04/27/2003 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-EX @ 2.5 seconds         - 03/28/1992 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   


M83 (galaxy) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds





M83 - 04/24/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 35 seconds




HII regions in M83 - 04/24/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 35 seconds






M83 (galaxy) - 05/08/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2555 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2610 (planetary nebula) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




NGC2618 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2642 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




NGC2695 & 2697 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2698 & 2699 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2703, 2708 & 2709 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2713 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2716 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2718 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2721 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2722 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2763 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2765 (galaxy) - 02/28/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2781 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2784 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2811 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2815 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2835 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2848 & 2851 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2855 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2863 & 2868 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2865 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2889 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2902 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2907 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2920 & 2921 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2924 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2935 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2962 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2983 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2986 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2989 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2992 & 2993 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC3052 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3054 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3072 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3078 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3081 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC3091 (galaxy) - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds





NGC3109 (galaxy) - 04/26/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC3124 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3145 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3200 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3203 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3242 (planetary nebula) "Ghost of Jupiter" - 03/14/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 12 seconds






NGC3285 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3305 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds





NGC3307, 3308, 3309, 3311 & 3312 (galaxy) - 04/26/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC3312, 3314 & 3316 (galaxy) - 04/26/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC3390 (galaxy) - 04/26/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC3411 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3464 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3585 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3621 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds





NGC3673 (galaxy) - 04/26/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC3717 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3885 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3904 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3923 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3936 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC4087 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC4105 & 4106 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC4304 (galaxy) - 05/08/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC4968 (galaxy) - 03/29/2016 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC4970 (galaxy) - 03/29/2016 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC4993 (galaxy) - 03/29/2016 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC5061 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC5078 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC5085 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC5101 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC5150, 5152, and 5153 (galaxy) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC5135 (galaxy) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC5264 (galaxy) - 05/08/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC5328 (galaxy) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC5556 (galaxy) - 05/08/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC5592 (galaxy) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC5626 (galaxy) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC5626 with airplane (galaxy) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC5694 (globular cluster) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC5694 (globular cluster) - 05/24/1998 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm + 2.8x Barlow 78x



IC764 (galaxy) - 05/08/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




IC2995 (galaxy) - 04/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




IC4351 (galaxy) - 05/17/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds





Deep-Sky objects located in Constellation of Sextans:


NGC2967 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2969 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2974 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2978 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




NGC2979 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2980 (galaxy) - 04/11/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC2990 (galaxy) - 04/11/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3018 & 3023 (galaxy) - 04/11/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3044 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3055 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3090 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3110/3122 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3115 (galaxy) "the Spindle Galaxy" - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC3156 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3166 & 3169 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3246 (galaxy) - 04/11/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3375 (galaxy) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3423 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




Sextans-A (galaxy) - 05/24/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 35 seconds
      


Sextans-B (galaxy) - 05/24/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 35 seconds






Deep-Sky objects located in Constellation of Crater:


NGC3456 (galaxy) - 04/11/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3508 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3511 & 3513 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC3528/3497 & 3529 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3571 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3591 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3636 & 3637 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3660 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3661 & 3667 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3672 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3693 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3715 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3732 (galaxy) - 04/11/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3734 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3771 & 3791 (galaxy) - 03/11/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3865 & 3866 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3887 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3892 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3955 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3956 (galaxy) - 04/11/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




NGC3957 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3962 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC3981 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




IC2627 (galaxy) - 04/11/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds







Deep-Sky objects located in Constellation of Corvus:


NGC4024 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC4027 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC4033 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds





NGC4035 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC4038 & 4039 (galaxy) "the Ring-Tail Galaxy' - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




NGC4050 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC4094 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds





NGC4114 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC4177 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC4263 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC4361 (planetary nebula) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC4462 (galaxy) - 04/13/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds





NGC4714 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC4724 & 4727 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds





NGC4722 & 4748 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC4756 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC4763 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC4782 & 4783 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds





NGC4782, 4783, 4792 & 4794 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




NGC4802 (galaxy) - 04/19/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds





NGC4802 (galaxy) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC4804 (non-existent) - 03/04/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds









Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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