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Constellation Guide

Constellation guide to the 88 official constellations which divide up the sky. These constellations are used to help navigate the celestial sphere. The Constellations are patterns in the sky which have been to invented and have deep mythology behind them. Constellations cover massive areas in the sky and as such are very easy to find.

Some of the constellations have very familiar names, such as Leo, Gemini, Virgo and Aquarius. There are 12 of these constellations and they form the Zodiac. The Zodiac constellations follow the line of the ecliptic. The ecliptic is the apparent path of the Sun on the celestial sphere.

Antlia

The Air Pump

The constellation Antlia is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks.

Antlia

Antlia Mythology

There is no mythology associated with Antlia as it is a young constellation.

Further Information

The IAU adopted it as one of the 88 modern constellations. Beginning at the North, Antlia is surrounded by the sea snake Hydra, the compass Pyxis, the sails (Vela) of the mythological ship Argo and finally the centaur Centaurus.

 

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