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26 Arietis

Altitude: 22.2°   Azimuth: 274.4°   Direction: West

26 Arietis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Aries.

26 Arietis visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 Arietis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 26 Arietis:


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

Altitude: 22.2°
Azimuth: 274.4°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Arietis

26 Arietis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 26 Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 30m 38s
+19° 51’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 26 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 26 Arietis.

Visibility of 26 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 26 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: 70.1°
Max altitude: 58.4°
Azimuth: 289.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Arietis is 0.078 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 26 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Arietis during the next 10000 years (13.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

26 Arietis is distant 225.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

69.25 pc
225.76 ly
19 km/s
0.078 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Arietis

26 Arietis belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 26 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 26 Arietis