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Beta Arae

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationsBeta Arae
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)6461
HD157244
ConstellationAra
Right Ascension17h 25m 18s
Declination-55° 31' 48"
Distance646 light years
198 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.8
Absolute: -3.7
Spectral ClassK3Ib-IIa Orange Supergiant
Optimum VisibilityJune / July (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

A luminous orange star lying nearly 650 light years from the Sun, in the constellation of Ara.

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