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Summer of Mars

Antlia
 

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 was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. Originally called Antlia Pneumatica and Machine Pneumatique, it was named after the air pump invented by Robert Boyle.