Ara (constellation)

Ara
Ara (Latin: "The Altar") is a southern constellation situated between Scorpius and Triangulum Australe.wikipedia
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Alpha Arae

α Araα Araeα Ara (Choo)
The orange supergiant Beta Arae is the brightest star in the constellation, with an apparent magnitude of 2.85—marginally brighter than the blue-white Alpha Arae.
Alpha Arae, Latinized from α Arae, is the second brightest star in the southern constellation of Ara.

Beta Arae

β Araβ Araeβ
The orange supergiant Beta Arae is the brightest star in the constellation, with an apparent magnitude of 2.85—marginally brighter than the blue-white Alpha Arae.
Beta Arae (β Ara, β Arae) is the brightest star in the constellation Ara, with an apparent visual magnitude of 2.8.

Mu Arae

μ Araμ Arae
The sunlike star Mu Arae hosts four known planets, while Gliese 676 is a binary red dwarf system with four known planets.
Mu Arae (μ Arae, abbreviated Mu Ara, μ Ara), often designated HD 160691, officially named Cervantes, is a main sequence G-type star approximately 50 light-years away from the Sun in the constellation of Ara.

Gamma Arae

γ Araγ Arae
One of the southernmost constellations depicted by Ptolemy, it had been recorded by Aratus in 270 BC as lying close to the horizon, and the Almagest portrays stars as far south as Gamma Arae.
Gamma Arae (γ Ara, γ Arae) is a star in the southern constellation of Ara.

Zeta Arae

ζ Araζ Ara (Tseen Yin)ζ Arae
Professor of astronomy Bradley Schaefer has proposed that ancient observers must have been able to see as far south as Zeta Arae to define a pattern that looked like an altar.
Zeta Arae (ζ Ara, ζ Arae) is the third-brightest star in the southern constellation Ara.

Triangulum Australe

Southern TriangleTrATrianguli Australis
Ara (Latin: "The Altar") is a southern constellation situated between Scorpius and Triangulum Australe. Scorpius runs along the length of its northern border, while Norma and Triangulum Australe border it to the west, Apus to the south, and Pavo and Telescopium to the east respectively.
Triangulum Australe is a small constellation bordered by Norma to the north, Circinus to the west, Apus to the south and Ara to the east.

Ara in Chinese astronomy

AraAra (Chinese astronomy)Chinese astronomy
In Chinese astronomy, the stars of the constellation Ara lie within The Azure Dragon of the East (東方青龍, Dōng Fāng Qīng Lóng).
According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Ara is located within the eastern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Azure Dragon of the East (東方青龍, Dōng Fāng Qīng Lóng).

Norma (constellation)

NormaNorconstellation Norma
Scorpius runs along the length of its northern border, while Norma and Triangulum Australe border it to the west, Apus to the south, and Pavo and Telescopium to the east respectively.
Norma is a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere between Ara and Lupus, one of twelve drawn up in the 18th century by French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille and one of several depicting scientific instruments.

IAU designated constellations

88 modern constellations88 constellationsmodern constellation
Covering 237.1 square degrees and hence 0.575% of the sky, Ara ranks 63rd of the 88 modern constellations by area.

Gliese 676

Gliese 676 AbbGliese 676 A
The sunlike star Mu Arae hosts four known planets, while Gliese 676 is a binary red dwarf system with four known planets.
It is located approximately 54 light years away in the constellation Ara.

Pavo (constellation)

PavoPavonePav
Scorpius runs along the length of its northern border, while Norma and Triangulum Australe border it to the west, Apus to the south, and Pavo and Telescopium to the east respectively. The Wardaman people of the Northern Territory in Australia saw the stars of Ara and the neighbouring constellation Pavo as flying foxes.
The Wardaman people of the Northern Territory in Australia saw the stars of Pavo and the neighbouring constellation Ara as flying foxes.

Telescopium

Tel
Scorpius runs along the length of its northern border, while Norma and Triangulum Australe border it to the west, Apus to the south, and Pavo and Telescopium to the east respectively.
A small constellation, Telescopium is bordered by Sagittarius and Corona Australis to the north, Ara to the west, Pavo to the south, and Indus to the east, cornering on Microscopium to the northeast.

Apus

ApsApus (constellation)confusion with Apus
Scorpius runs along the length of its northern border, while Norma and Triangulum Australe border it to the west, Apus to the south, and Pavo and Telescopium to the east respectively.
It is bordered by Ara, Triangulum Australe and Circinus to the north, Musca and Chamaeleon to the west, Octans to the south, and Pavo to the east.

Scorpius

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Ara (Latin: "The Altar") is a southern constellation situated between Scorpius and Triangulum Australe. Scorpius runs along the length of its northern border, while Norma and Triangulum Australe border it to the west, Apus to the south, and Pavo and Telescopium to the east respectively.

Delta Arae

δ Araδ Arae
Delta Arae is a blue-white main sequence star of spectral type B8Vn and magnitude 3.6, 198 ± 4 light-years from Earth.
Delta Arae, Latinized from δ Arae, is the Bayer designation for a double star in the southern constellation Ara.

Eta Arae

η Araη Arae
Eta Arae is an orange giant of apparent magnitude 3.76, located 299 ± 5 light-years distant from Earth. Although Ara lies close to the heart of the Milky Way, two spiral galaxies (NGC 6215 and NGC 6221) are visible near star Eta Arae.
star in the southern constellation of Ara.

Epsilon1 Arae

ε 1 Araε 1 AraeEpsilon 1 Arae
Epsilon 1 Arae is an orange giant of apparent magnitude 4.1, 360 ± 10 light-years distant from Earth.
Epsilon 1 Arae (ε 1 Ara, ε 1 Arae) is the Bayer designation for a star in the constellation Ara, the Altar.

HD 152079

HD 152079 is a sunlike star with a planet.
HD 152079 is a star in the constellation Ara and has one planet.

NGC 6193

6193
The northwest corner of Ara is crossed by the galactic plane of the Milky Way and contains several open clusters (notably NGC 6200) and diffuse nebulae (including the bright cluster/nebula pair NGC 6188 and NGC 6193).
NGC 6193 is open cluster containing 27 stars in the constellation Ara, visible to the unaided eye.

HD 154857

HD 154857 is a sunlike star with one confirmed and one suspected planet.
HD 154857 is a yellow main-sequence star approximately 209 light years away in the constellation of Ara.

NGC 6397

6397oldest known star
The brightest of the globular clusters, sixth magnitude NGC 6397, lies at a distance of just 6500 ly, making it one of the closest globular clusters to the Solar System.
NGC 6397, also known as Caldwell 86, is a globular cluster in the constellation Ara.

NGC 6200

The northwest corner of Ara is crossed by the galactic plane of the Milky Way and contains several open clusters (notably NGC 6200) and diffuse nebulae (including the bright cluster/nebula pair NGC 6188 and NGC 6193).
NGC 6200 is an open cluster in the constellation Ara, lying close to the galactic equator.

NGC 6215

Although Ara lies close to the heart of the Milky Way, two spiral galaxies (NGC 6215 and NGC 6221) are visible near star Eta Arae.
NGC 6215 (also known as PGC 59112) is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ara.

NGC 6221

6221
Although Ara lies close to the heart of the Milky Way, two spiral galaxies (NGC 6215 and NGC 6221) are visible near star Eta Arae.
NGC 6221 (also known as PGC 59175) is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ara.

Gliese 674

Gliese 674 is a nearby red dwarf star with a planet.
Gliese 674 (Gliese–Jahreiß 674) is a pre-main-sequence red dwarf approximately 15 light years away in the southern constellation of Ara.