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Ara

The Altar

Abbreviation: Ara
Genitive: Arae

The constellation of Ara

This commemorates the altar before which the Greek gods made their alliances before declaring war on and ultimately defeating the Titans.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
μ Ara Cervantes At least four exoplanets are in orbit around this star.
C81 Optical aids are required to spot this globular cluster.
C82 This open cluster is visible to the naked eye.
C86 This is one of the brightest globular clusters in the sky on account of it also being one of the nearest.