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Ara (Alter)

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Two spiral galaxies, NGC 6215 and NGC 6221 are visible.

In Greek Methology, Ara was the Alter made by Cyclops on which the Gods made offering and formed alliances when they were about to go to battle with the Titans.

Neighbouring Constellations

Corona Australis (Southern Crown)

Scorpius (Scorpion)

Triangulum Australe (Southern Triangle)

Pavo (Peacock)

Apus (Bird of Paradise)

Picture of Ara