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Abbreviation Ant
Genitive Antliae
Pronunciation how to say: /ˈæntliə/, genitive /ˈæntlɪ.iː/
Symbolism the air pump
Right ascension 10
Declination −30
Quadrant SQ2
Area 239 sq. deg. (62nd)
Main stars 3
Stars with planets 1
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 2
Brightest star α Ant (4.25m)
Nearest star DEN 1048-3956
(13.17 ly, 4.04 pc)
Messier objects 0
Meteor showers None
Visible at latitudes between +45° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of April.

The constellation Antlia is a group of stars in the southern sky. Its name means "pump" and comes from the Ancient Greek word ἀντλία. It represents an air or vacuum pump. The stars that make Antlia are not bright or easy to see. The constellation was not created until the 18th century. Beginning at the north, the other constellations near Antlia are Hydra the sea snake, Pyxis the compass, Vela the sails, and Centaurus the centaur.

People who live in the northern parts of the world can see it in latitudes to 66 degrees north and people who live in the southern parts of the world can see it 50 degrees south from January through March.

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