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north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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53 Arietis

Altitude: 43.2°   Azimuth: 120.2°   Direction: East-South-East

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

53 Arietis visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, 53 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 53 Arietis:


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

Altitude: 43.2°
Azimuth: 120.2°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 53 Arietis

53 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 53 Arietis are provided in the following table:

03h 07m 25s
+17° 52’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 53 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 53 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 53 Arietis.

Visibility of 53 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 53 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: 72.1°
Max altitude: 56.4°
Azimuth: 287.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 53 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 53 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 53 Arietis is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 53 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 53 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 53 Arietis during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 53 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

53 Arietis is distant 754.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

231.48 pc
754.63 ly
21 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 53 Arietis

53 Arietis belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 53 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 53 Arietis