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Antlia - The Air Pump

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Ella Derbyshire
by Ella Derbyshire on Aug 19, 2009
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This is another constellation conceived by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille during the 18th Century. Like so many of the constellations that he created, the stars of Antlia are quite dim, and it looks nothing at all like an air pump. The name honors Robert Boyle who invented the compressed-air pump.

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