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Antlia Constellation
Constellation Antlia

Antlia, the Air Pump (Ant)

The constellation of Antlia, the Air Pump, is best viewed in the Spring season during the month of April for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Antliae at magnitude 4.20. The boundary of the Antlia constellation contains 2 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Air Pump
      1. Genitive:
      2. Antilae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Ant
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. April
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 10h 7m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -33° 21'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Antliae (4.20m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 2
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 1 stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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