Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Aquila ←     Ara: The Altar     → Aries

(possessive form Arae, abbreviation Ara) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
     Ara is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy. It lies to the south of the tail of Scorpius, and represents an (upside-down) sacrificial altar, complete with flames.

Historical Maps of Ara
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria
(Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing Ara

From Bode's 1801 Uranographia
(Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bode's Uranographia showing the region near Ara

Modern Map of Ara
Wikimedia Commons map by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)
IAU/S&T map of Ara

Constellations Bordering Ara
Apus, Corona Australis, Norma, Pavo, Scorpius, Telescopium, Triangulum Australe

Stars in Ara
     Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Ara

β Ara

γ Ara

δ Ara

ε Ara
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Aquila ←     Ara: The Altar     → Aries