λ Arae (lambda Arae)
λ Arae is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Ara.
λ Arae visual magnitude is 4.77. Because of its moderate brightness, λ Arae should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of λ Arae is 0.078 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.176 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about λ Arae
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Arae
λ Arae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of λ Arae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ Arae in the sky:
Visibility of λ Arae from your location
Distance of λ Arae from the Sun and relative movement
λ Arae is distant 71.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of λ Arae
λ Arae belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ Arae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.