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Antlia - Pump

Antlia Pneumatica is the water pump to most astronomers, but in Germany it is called the Luft Pumpe. Generally, in most lists of astronomy of all languages it is called more simply Antlia, since it was described in 1888 by Lacaille.

Antlia lies south of Hydra and Crater and is near Vela, the sail of Argo Navis. It has eighty-two naked eye stars and can be seen from Fort Lauderdale, Florida during spring break.
Right Ascension 10:12
Diameter (°)15
Area (square °)239
Opposition Feb 19
Size Rank 62nd
Brightness Rank 84th