|English Name:The Air Pump
This constellation is in the southern half of the celestial sphere. Antlia is bordered on the north by Hydra, to the east by Centaurus, the south by Vela and the west by Pyxis. It is a very dim constellation, the brightest star being magnitude 4.3. Though home to a host of NGC objects, the brightest is only 9th magnitude.
This constellation was first defined by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in maps he created in 1756.
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