Antlia

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Antlia constellation

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Originally named Antlia pneumatica (air pump) in the 18th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. From Latin antlia a pump for drawing water; Ancient Greek ἀντλία (antlia, bilge water).

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Antlia

  1. (astronomy): A faint winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a pump. The common English name is "Air pump".

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