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How to say it: AIR-uh, AR-uh
Abbreviation & genitive: Ara; Arae
Approximate position: 17h, −55°
One of the original forty-eight Greek constellations listed by Ptolemy in the Almagest (second-century CE); 63rd largest; contains 71 naked-eye stars.
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The brightest stars and best deep sky objects in Ara.
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