On a grander scale, Hydra I is just one of a half-dozen Abell clusters and several smaller groups that spread into the constellations Antlia
, Vela, and Centaurus, forming the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster (S&T: April 2002, p.
Anne Washburn writes weird plays, and "Antlia
Pneumatica" is no exception, although it does seem more grounded in reality than her post-apocalyptic "Mr.
Pneumatica, Anne Washburn; dir: Ken Rus Schmoll.
Further south-east, on the border with the constellation Antlia
, the spiral galaxy NGC 3393 contains a pair of super-massive black holes.
lHigh drama in the opening Knavesmere seller as the judge cannot split Embargo (John Dunlop/Ron Hutchinson) and Antlia
(Peter Robinson/Wally Hood).
"We also speculate that an unusual warp in the disk of this galaxy could be caused by a tidal interaction with its dwarf companion galaxy known as Antlia
," Carignan adds.
This darker region of sky stretches south through Cancer, Sextans, and western Hydra to Antlia
the Air Pump.
It is unusual to find galaxies so close to the Milky Way, yet Vela offers a dozen or more NGC galaxies in the eastern extreme of the constellation, spilling over into Antlia
. The NGC 3256 group contains five galaxies, situated 3 degrees north-east of the globular cluster NGC 3201 and covering an area of only 46 arc minutes.
I'd go anywhere to see Anne Wash burn's latest, and Playwrights Horizons in New York City gets her (Antlia
Pneumatica, March 11-April 24, 2016).
The apparently insignificant constellation Antlia
lies just south of Hydra and borders Vela to the north, lying along the branches of the Milky Way.
Not to be judged on its IC number, a fairly bright galaxy, IC 2469, is situated 50 arc minutes west of the border with Antlia
and 4.4 degrees north of NGC 2818.