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Antlia (The Air Pump) Constellation

Antlia (pronounced ˈæntliə) is the Latin name of a constellation situated south of the celestial equator. As such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

In English language this constellation is also known as "The Air pump" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "Ant" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "Antl" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).

The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Antliae" (pronounced ˈæntliiː) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Antliae (the brightest star of Antlia based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Antliae (the 23th star in the constellation of Antlia based on the Flamsteed catalog).

Antlia is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
Available Resources for Antlia

Sky Chart of Antlia Constellation

Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Antlia constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Antlia in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.

Chart of  constellation
This constellation image is derivatve work based on original work by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

Visibility of Antlia Constellation

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Antlia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 124.0°
Max altitude: 4.5°
Azimuth: 236.0°
Antlia is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations these times can have little relevance.

Bright Stars in Antlia Constellation

The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Antlia constellation. See also the complete list of 47 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Antlia. Click on each star to see more details about it.

HR Number(*) Star designation Proper name Visual magnitude Color Notes
HR4104 α Antliae 4.25 Variable;
HR3765 ε Antliae 4.51
HR4273 ι Antliae 4.6
HR3871 θ Antliae 4.79 Double;
HR3947 η Antliae 5.23 Double;
HR4086 5.33
HR4049 5.34 Variable;
HR4153 5.38 Variable;
HR4313 5.43
HR3770 5.48 Double;
HR4118 δ Antliae 5.56 Variable; Double;
HR4238 5.61
HR3833 5.63
HR4194 5.64 Double;
HR3830 5.7
HR3932 5.84
HR3790 5.87 Multiple;
HR4015 5.9 Double;
HR3789 ζ2 Antliae 5.93
HR3892 5.97
...go to the complete list of 47 bright stars in the constellation of Antlia

(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.

Deep Sky Objects in Antlia Constellation

The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Antlia constellation. See also the complete list of 102 deep sky objects in the constellation of Antlia. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).

Name Type Magnitude
NGC 2997 Galaxy 9.41 (V)
NGC 3223 Galaxy 10.82 (V)
NGC 3250 Galaxy 11.03 (V)
NGC 3347 Galaxy 11.35 (V)
NGC 3358 Galaxy 11.53 (V)
NGC 3087 Galaxy 11.55 (V)
NGC 3095 Galaxy 11.58 (V)
NGC 3038 Galaxy 11.6 (V)
NGC 3258 Galaxy 11.72 (V)
NGC 3271 Galaxy 11.73 (V)
NGC 3268 Galaxy 11.77 (V)
NGC 3001 Galaxy 11.83 (V)
IC 2537 Galaxy 12.09 (V)
NGC 3175 Galaxy 12.14 (B)
NGC 3137 Galaxy 12.21 (B)
NGC 3244 Galaxy 12.28 (V)
NGC 3100 Galaxy 12.47 (V)
NGC 3108 Galaxy 12.48 (B)
NGC 3257 Galaxy 12.54 (V)
NGC 3275 Galaxy 12.54 (B)
...go to the complete list of 102 deep sky objects in the constellation of Antlia