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Antlia Constellation

Antlia (Pronounciation:Ant-le-ah, Abbrev:Ant, Latin:Antliae) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Antlia takes up 238.901 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.58% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means Air Pump . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille years later.

Antlia is not a member of the Zodiac group of twelve constellations that appear when the Sun sets. Antlia is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere.

The brightest star in Antlia is Alpha Antliae. There are 1 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.

There is no Greek Legend behind this constellation. Antlia, the Air Pump is not an old constellation that was created by Ptolmey but one created by Abbe Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.

There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.

Antlia Facts

Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarAlpha Antliae
Area238.901 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.58%
Size Position62nd
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count1
Meteor Shower Count4
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsHydra

Antlia Constellation Map

Antlia Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Antlia

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 9308390.851-33d 34` 36.010h 44m 20.98

List of Named Stars in Antlia without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
Alpha Antliae366.06-31d 04` 04.110h 27m 09.16
BF Antliae518.54-27d 28` 30.809h 56m 54.14
Delta Antliae434.31-30d 36` 25.510h 29m 35.40
Epsilon Antliae710.60-35d 57` 04.909h 29m 14.74
Eta Antliae108.65-35d 53` 27.409h 58m 52.34
HR 3830311.52-25d 17` 48.709h 37m 00.25
HR 3833279.73-32d 10` 43.009h 37m 09.87
HR 40492651.73-28d 59` 31.310h 18m 07.60
Iota Antliae190.07-37d 08` 14.910h 56m 43.00
S Antliae275.48-28d 37` 40.409h 32m 18.45
Theta Antliae339.40-27d 46` 10.409h 44m 12.13
U Antliae874.43-39d 33` 45.310h 35m 12.88
Zeta1 Antliae405.68-31d 53` 21.009h 30m 46.08
Zeta2 Antliae383.72-31d 52` 18.609h 31m 32.19

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