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Antlia

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Name:Antlia
ANT-lee-uh
Meaning:Air Pump
Abbreviation:Ant
Genitive:Antliae
Visible in Latitudes:45° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:April, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:February 27
Right Ascension:10.16 hours
Declination:-34.4 degrees
Area:238.901 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Antlia

About Antlia

Antlia was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his stay at the Cape of Good Hope between 1751 and 1752. Shortened from its original name of Antlia Pneumatica, it was named in honor of Richard Boyle's recent invention of the air pump.

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