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.
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 apparently insignificant constellation Antlia
lies just south of Hydra and borders Vela to the north, lying along the branches of the Milky Way.
Worth Viewing (binoculars or telescope) Object Type Con 47 Tucanae Glcl Tuc M77 Glxy Cet Orion Nebula BrtN Ori Tarantula Nebula BrtN Dor Herschel's Jewel Box OpCl Cru Centaurus A Glxy Cen M41 OpCl Cma Omega Centauri GlCl Cen NGC 253 Glxy Scl NGC 247 Glxy Cet NGC 246 Plnb Cet Coalsack DrkN Cru Fornax A Glxy For M48 OpCl Hya Full details on pages 82 to 84 Constellations Day Constellation 03 Pyxis 09 Hydra 11 Vela 21 Sextans 22 Antlia
24 Leo Minor 28 Chameleon Date of midnight culmination.
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
Similarly reconstituted, Scorpius, the Scorpion, became a Brontosaurus, and Sagittarius, the Archer, was retooled to dispense fuel as Antlia
Gasolina, the Petrol Pump.