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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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11 Arietis

Altitude: 58.6°   Azimuth: 136.2°   Direction: South-East

11 Arietis is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Aries.

11 Arietis visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 11 Arietis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 11 Arietis is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 11 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 11 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 11 Arietis during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 11 Arietis


11 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 58.6°
Azimuth: 136.2°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 11 Arietis

11 Arietis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 11 Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 06m 49s
+25° 42’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 11 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 11 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 11 Arietis.

Visibility of 11 Arietis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 11 Arietis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.3°
Max altitude: 64.2°
Azimuth: 295.7°

Distance of 11 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

11 Arietis is distant 1,160.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

355.87 pc
1,160.14 ly
-9 km/s
0.017 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 11 Arietis

11 Arietis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 11 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

11 Arietis star system properties

11 Arietis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 11 Arietis double sysyem:

1.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 11 Arietis