|No star of the constellation exceeds the magnitude 3,5.
|Weak constellation of the southern hemisphere, situated between Hydra and Vela.
Remarkable objects are zeta Antliae (near the border with the Pyxis), a double star easily separable also with binoculars, and NGC 3132 (on the border with Vela), a big planetary nebula similar to the more famous Ring Nebula of Lyra.
|The constellation was drawn by Nicolas Louis de La Caille in 1756. It represents a pomp invented by the French physicist Denis Papin.