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Ara Constellation
Constellation Ara the Altar

Ara, the Altar (Ara)  

(AIR-uh)


The constellation of Ara, the Altar, is best viewed in Summer during the month of July. It's brightest star is Beta Arae at magnitude 2.80. The boundary of the Ara constellation contains 7 stars that host known exoplanets.

Red hypergiant Westerlund 1-26 is the 3th largest known star in the universe at 1,500 times the size of the Sun.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. AIR-uh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Altar
      1. Genitive:
      2. Arae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Ara
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 17h 14m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -51° 7'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Beta Arae  (2.80m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 7
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 2
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 stars
      1. Gamma-ray stars:
      2. 1 stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1
      1. Black holes:
      2. 1


    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).



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