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Ara (Altar)

According to the ancient myth, Centaurus sacrificed the Wolf.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between and . This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is (not in database).
Neighboring constellations are Scorpius, Norma, Triangulum Australe, Apus, Pavo, Telescopium, and Corona Australis. Have a look at our full list of all constellations.
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Latin name:  Ara (Ara)
English name:  Altar
Abbreviation:  Ara
Zodiac:  Constellation does not belong to the zodiac.
Brightest star:  (not in database)
Historic depiction of the Altar according to Johann Bode.

Objects in Altar

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
NGC 6397
a globular star cluster in the constellation Altar
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).

A few stars named in Altar

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A few free stars in Altar

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