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Although the typical user need not be intimately familiar with all of the details of the instrument, particularly in this new era of queue observing, it is still very important to have some basic knowledge of Hydra in order to design an optimal observing strategy and program. We give here a basic review of Hydra and its functionality. Those interested in additional information on the instrument design should look at the reference papers listed below.