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Antlia (Air Pump)

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The Southern Ring Nebula - A bright and large planetary nebula. This can be seen close to the neighbouring constellation, Vela.

Antlia means "pump" and it specifically represents an air pump.

Neighbouring Constellations

Hydra (Sea Serpent)

Pyxis (Compass)

Vela (Sails)

Centaurus (Centaur)

Picture of Antlia