38 Arietis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Aries.
38 Arietis visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, 38 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 38 Arietis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 38 Arietis
38 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 38 Arietis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 38 Arietis in the sky:
Visibility of 38 Arietis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 38 Arietis
The image below is a photograph of 38 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 38 Arietis is 0.122 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.084 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 38 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement
38 Arietis is distant 124.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 38 Arietis
38 Arietis belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 38 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.