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60 Arietis

Altitude: 42.3°   Azimuth: 258.2°   Direction: West-South-West

60 Arietis is a giant star in the constellation of Aries.

60 Arietis visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, 60 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 60 Arietis:


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

Altitude: 42.3°
Azimuth: 258.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Arietis

60 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 60 Arietis are provided in the following table:

03h 20m 25s
+25° 39’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 60 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Arietis.

Visibility of 60 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 60 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: 64.3°
Max altitude: 64.2°
Azimuth: 295.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 60 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 60 Arietis is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.087 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 60 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 60 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Arietis during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 60 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

60 Arietis is distant 288.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

88.57 pc
288.75 ly
26 km/s
0.017 arcsec/year
-0.087 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 60 Arietis

60 Arietis belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 60 Arietis