"one of the oldest stars in the solar neighborhood." whose neighbourhood?
just means nearby our sun. I could write "near the sun" but might be a bit repetitive. Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 14:09, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
"It is also closest bright star to the south celestial pole." how is a bright star defined? The paragraph starts out by saying that "Hydrus does not contain any particularly bright stars."
I have removed the second sentence as it is subjective...actually they both are. "bright" in this case I suspect means anything of magnitude 3 and brighter, which is a very small minority of visible stars. The south celestial pole region is otherwise populated by very faint stars... Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 14:09, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
"magnitude 2.9, 71 light-years" the numbers so closely aligned could be confusion, maybe insert "located" after the comma
I took it out as there is almost nothing written on it. Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 13:08, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
according to this source on crisis survival, one can use the position of B hydrus as an accurate navigational reference to find geographic south
that page is not visible to my location, but sounds like a good thing to add. I can either try by proxy or hope that some US-based person adds it... Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 06:44, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
I sent you a screen capture of the Google Books page. Sasata (talk) 15:58, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
I don't know if there's room or desire for a pop culture mention, but its appearance in Herman Melville's Moby Dick might be worth it: "And beneath the effulgent Antarctic skies I have boarded the Argo-Navis, and joined the chase against the starry Cetus far beyond the utmost stretch of Hydrus and the Flying Fish." (p. 92), a passage that is discussed on page 5 of this source
I have added it as it adds some colour and engagingness to the characteristics section. Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 06:51, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Given Hydrus' far southern location and invisibility to most of the Northern Hemisphere, I can't believe this...and it appears to be the only source for the claim (i.e. not cited in other texts) Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 02:44, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
it might be good to mention that the Large Magellanic Cloud lies mostly in the neighbouring Dorado per here (Dorado currently mentioned in info box but not in article)