|Visible in Latitudes:||25° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||July, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||June 14|
|Right Ascension:||17.39 hours|
|Area:||237.057 sq. degrees|
Ara is named after the altar used by Centaurus, called Ara Centauri by the Romans. Ara was also known as the altar that Noah built after the great flood. Also, Ara is thought to be an altar where incense was burned in sacrifice to Jove (or Zeus).