Constellation Antlia
Index of Names

Antlia is a small constellation in the southern hemisphere.

It was one of fourteen new constellations in the southern sky, introduced by French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1763.

Antlia is a faint constellation and none of its visible stars have proper names.

Below is a listing of all objects within the boundaries of the constellation as identified in this study.

The listings are limited to the most prominent objects; with few exceptions those visible to the naked eye.
For more comprehensive listings, see Wikipedia and Universe Guide.

Click on the names for details about an object as listed in the mythology part.

For the complete star lore of the constellation, click here.

Antlia - List of Names of Objects within the Constellation
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
Antlia Constellation Ant Air Pump IAU de Lacaille
Machine Pneumatique Constellation Ant Pneumatic Machine Ammended de Lacaille
Antlia pneumatica Constellation Ant Pneumatic Air Pump Ammended de Lacaille
Macondo Star HD 93083 Mythical village from novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. IAU ExoW 2019, Columbia
Melquíades Exoplanet HD 93083 b Character from the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. IAU ExoW 2019, Columbia
Lunar Mansion - Wing Local China
Dōngoū Asterism - Ancient Chinese kingdom Local China
Zhāng Lunar Mansion - Extended Net Local China
Tiānmiào Asterism - Celestial Temple Local China

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