The star α-Ara

Color-magnitude diagram
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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), α-Ara is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 1° above the horizon.

Name α-Ara
Object Type Star
Other Names
HR 6510
HD 158427
NSV 8999
HIP 85792
TYC 8350-2600-1
Position
Constellation:Ara
Brightness (V):Mag 2.8
Variable
B-V Color (mag):-0.10
Right Ascension:17h31m50s
Declination:-49°52'33"
Distance:73.0 parsec
238.0 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):74.1 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):205.9°
Source for distance: The Tycho Catalogue (ESA 1997)
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-1.51

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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