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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

59 Arietis

59 Arietis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Aries.

59 Arietis visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 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 59 Arietis:

59 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 61°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Arietis

59 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 59 Arietis are provided in the following table:

03h 19m 55s
+27° 04’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 59 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Arietis.

Visibility of 59 Arietis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 59 Arietis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.9°
Max altitude: 65.6°
Azimuth: 297.1°
59 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 59 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 59 Arietis is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.075 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 59 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 59 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Arietis during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 59 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

59 Arietis is distant 205.29 light years from the Sun

62.97 pc
205.29 ly
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.075 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 59 Arietis

59 Arietis belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 59 Arietis