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14 Arietis

14 Arietis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Aries.

14 Arietis visual magnitude is 4.98. Because of its moderate brightness, 14 Arietis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 14 Arietis:

14 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 36°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Arietis

14 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 14 Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 09m 25s
+25° 56’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Arietis.

Visibility of 14 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 14 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: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.5°
Azimuth: 295.9°
14 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 14 Arietis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 14 Arietis is 0.075 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 14 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Arietis during the next 10000 years (12.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

14 Arietis is distant 319.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

98.14 pc
319.92 ly
1 km/s
0.075 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Arietis

14 Arietis belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

14 Arietis star system properties

14 Arietis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 14 Arietis double sysyem:

105.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of 14 Arietis