Antlia Picture


# Abbreviation: Ant
# Genitive: Antliae
# Translation: The Air Pump

Position in the Sky
# Right Ascension: 10 hours
# Declination: -35 degrees
# Visible between latitudes 45 and -90 degrees
# Best seen in April (at 9:00 PM)

Antlia is an inconspicuous constellation below Hydra. It is one of the later named group of stars, as reflected in what it represents, an air pump. Alas too, there is no story connected with it with daring heroes and creatures of fantasy. Mankind had turned more practical and less romantic by the time Antlia was so named.
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