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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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54 Arietis

Altitude: -19.7°   Azimuth: 357.5°   Direction: North

54 Arietis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aries.

54 Arietis visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, 54 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 54 Arietis:


54 Arietis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -19.7°
Azimuth: 357.5°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Arietis

54 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 54 Arietis are provided in the following table:

03h 08m 21s
+18° 47’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 54 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 54 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 54 Arietis.

Visibility of 54 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 54 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: 71.2°
Max altitude: 57.3°
Azimuth: 288.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 54 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 54 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 54 Arietis is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 54 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 54 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 54 Arietis during the next 10000 years (7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 54 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

54 Arietis is distant 569.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

174.83 pc
569.93 ly
43 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 54 Arietis

54 Arietis belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 54 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 54 Arietis