Ara as depicted by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria (1603). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
The Myth Behind the Constellation Ara
In Greek Mythology Ara is the altar where the Olympian gods made their offerings and swore their allegiance to Zeus before The War of Titans, which lasted 10 years and saw the Olympians come to power.
Ara Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Ara
These are the stars in Ara with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.