n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Antlia, the Machine Pneumatique : deep-sky delights
|Article Title||Antlia, the Machine Pneumatique : deep-sky delights|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jun 2010|
|Pages||107 - 112|
The apparently insignificant constellation Antlia lies just south of Hydra and borders Vela to the north, lying along the branches of the Milky Way. French astronomer and celestial cartographer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille was responsible for creating some of the newer southern constellations when he visited the Cape of Good Hope from 1751 to 1753.
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