Antlia


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Antlia

(ant -lee-ă) (Air Pump; Pump) A small inconspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus, the brightest stars being of 4th magnitude. Abbrev.: Ant; genitive form: Antliae; approx. position: RA 10h, dec –35°; area: 239 sq deg.

Antlia

[′ant·lē·ə]
(astronomy)
A constellation with a right ascension of 10 hours and declination of 35°S. Abbreviated Ant. Also known as Air Pump.
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The astronomers say the Antlia Galaxy may tell them how the Local Group formed and evolved over time.
One of the few open clusters in Antlia, ESO 435SC09, can be found if one draws an imaginary triangle between NGC 2997 and the magnitude 4.
Some of them have been shortened, thankfully: Antlia (the Air Pump), Caelum (the Chisel), Circinus (the Drawing Compass), Fornax (the Furnace), Horologium (the Clock), Mensa (the Table, named for Table Mountain in South Africa), Microscopium (the Microscope), Norma (the Square), Octans (the Octant), Pictor (the Painter's Easel), Pyxis (the Mariner's Compass), Reticulum (the Net), Sculptor (the Sculptor), and Telescopium (the Telescope).
Constellations Day Constella Day Constellation 03 Pyxis 22 Antlia 09 Hydra 24 Leo Minor 11 Vela 28 Chameleon 21 Sextans Date of midnight culmination.
Corvus (the Crow), Crater (the Cup), and Centaurus (the Centaur) were known to the Greeks, but Sextans (the Sextant) and Antlia (the Air Pump) are the work of Johannes Hevelius (1687) and Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1754), respectively.
Later in September it will emerge in the Southern Hemisphere's predawn sky, moving south through Hydra and Antlia.
0 simply to determine the location of Uranometria's charts in tough, star-poor fields such as Antlia and Camelopardalis.
Constellations Day Constellation Day Constellation 03 Pyxis 22 Antlia 09 Hydra 24 Leo Minor 11 Vela 28 Chameleon 21 Sextans Date of midnight culmination.
His constellations read like a Who's Not Who list of the southern sky: Antlia Pneumatica, the Air Pump; Caelum, the Engraving Tool; Circinus, the Geometer's Compasses; Fornax Chemica, the Chemist's Furnace; Horologium Oscillatorium, the Pendulum Clock; Mons Mensae, Table Mountain, which overlooked Lacaille's observatory; Microscopium, the Microscope; Norma et Regula, the Level and Square; Octans, the Octant; Pictor, the Painter's Easel; Pyxis Nautica, the Ship's Compass; Reticulum Rhomboidalis, the eyepiece reticle with which Lacaille measured star positions; Sculptor, the Sculptor's workshops; and Telescopium, the Telescope.
Sir John's discoveries included a rich collection of "nebulae," now known as the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster, which spans the constellations Antlia, Hydra, and Centaurus.
Even within our own Local Group, new tiny companions are being discovered, such as the new dwarf galaxy in Antlia.
See if you can find Sextans, the Sextant, Pyxis, the Ship's Compass, and Antlia, the Air Pump, near each other on our map and then in the sky.