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Hydra – The Water Snake
Hydra - The Water Snake
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Objects visible in this photo include:

  • The only named star in Hydra: Alphard, Arabic for "The Solitary One."
Hydra is an enormous constellation, spanning more than 100° of sky. This image shows only the western one-quarter of Hydra.

Location: Troy, New Hampshire
Camera: Nikon FM2
Lens: 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.8
Film: Kodak Elite Chrome 200 slide film
Exposure: 8 minutes, tracked with motor-driven barn door camera mount.

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