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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.

Antlia Star and Deep Space Object Count

The number of stars that have been catalogued as part of the Hipparcos Star Catalogue from Antlia is 688. The number of stars that are of magnitude 6.0 or lower in the constellation is 22. The number of stars in the constellation that make up the outline is 4.

There are no deep space objects that were identified by Charles Messier in this constellation. There are no non-Messier deep space objects in this constellation that are covered at present on this site.

Stars of Interest

The nearest star to Earth is HIP 48659 which is roughly about 36.93 Light Years from the Earth. The nearest star to the Earth with an exoplanet is HD 93083 which is about 90.85 Light Years. The furthest star that can be located in the constellation is HIP 47907 which is located about 163082 Light Years away from the Sun. The furthest figure is derived from either the 1997 or 2007 Hipparcos star catalogue parallax figure and it has been known to produce distances that are wrong.

The dimmest star that can be seen in Antlia with the naked eye is HD 83441. The dim star has an apparent magnitude of 5.96. The dimmest star that a person is able to see with their naked eye is 6.0 magnitude based on the table in the reference. Ref: University of Michigan

The caveat of these stars are that they are catalogued on this site. If you know of a star that is nearer or further then do let me know in the comments and I'll add it to the site. The stars mentioned are from the Hipparcos catalogue or have been added because of their special status.

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


NameAntlia
AbbreviationAnt
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
Nearest StarHIP 48659
Nearest Star with Exoplanet(s)HD 93083
Dimmest StarHD 83441
Furthest StarHIP 47907
Bright Star Count22
Hipparcos Star Count688
Main Star Count4
Messier Deep Space Object Count0
*Non-Messier Deep Space Object Count0
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsHydra
Pyxis
Vela
Centaurus

*Note: The number of Non-Messier Deep Space Object Count relates to how many are covered on this site not how many there are.


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

Antlia Constellation's Star Breakdown


Type Breakdown


TypeDescriptionCount
KLight Orange Star 3,700 - 5,200k226
GYellow 5,200 - 6,000k141
AWhite 7,500 - 10,000k126
FYellow-White 6,000 - 7,500k116
BBlue-White 10,500 - 30,000k24
MRed Dwarf Star <3,700k20

Size Breakdown


TypeDescriptionCount
VMain Sequence255
IIINormal Giant251
IVSubgiant70
IIBright Giant6
IbLess Luminous Supergiant2
IabIntermediate Luminous Supergiant1

Breakdown of Carbon Stars by Type


TypeDescriptionCount
CC-Type Carbon Star2


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