Ara: The AltarPronunciation: AIR-uh/AR-uh
|Ara Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Ara||Genitive: Arae|
|Origin: Ancient||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
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|Bordering Constellations: Scorpius, Norma, Triangulum Australe, Apus, Pavo, Telescopium, Corona Australis|
The Myth Behind the Constellation AraIn 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 InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in AraThese are the stars in Ara with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Beta Arae||2.84||Orange||12,060 suns||604 ly|
|Choo||Alpha Arae||2.84||Blue||802 suns||243 ly|