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What is the largest constellation of stars?


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The largest constellation of stars is Hydra, the multi-headed water monster. Its area is 1303 square degrees and lies sprawled at approximately RA 10h, dec. 20 south, near Virgo, Corvus, Sextans and Pyxis.

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