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π Arae (pi Arae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -74.71°   Az: 248.74°   Direction: West-South-West

π Arae is a sub-giant star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Ara.

π Arae visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its faintness, π Arae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

π Arae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of π Arae (pi Arae) star
DSS2 image of π Arae. The red arrow shows the motion of π Arae during the next 1000 years (-0.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


17h 40m 06s
-54° 30’ 45”
10h 19m 48s
03h 59m 55s


17h 38m 05s
-54° 30’ 01”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart π Arae (pi Arae) star
Simplified finder chart for π Arae (pi Arae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where π Arae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of π Arae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

π Arae is distant 137.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

42.18 pc
137.49 ly
-3 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/y
-0.15 "/y

Alternative Designations

π Arae
(pi Arae)

Visibility from Your Location

π Arae (pi Arae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK