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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Bharani - 41 Arietis

Bharani, also designated as 41 Arietis , is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Aries.

Bharani visual magnitude is 3.63. Because of its moderate brightness, Bharani should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about Bharani:

Bharani - 41 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 64°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Bharani

Bharani 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 Bharani are provided in the following table:

02h 49m 59s
+27° 15’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Bharani in the sky:

Finder chart Bharani - 41 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for Bharani - 41 Arietis.

Visibility of Bharani from your location

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

Today's Bharani - 41 Arietis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.7°
Max altitude: 65.8°
Azimuth: 297.3°
Bharani - 41 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of Bharani

The image below is a photograph of Bharani 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 Bharani is 0.067 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.118 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Bharani - 41 Arietis star
DSS2 image of Bharani. The red arrow shows the motion of Bharani during the next 1000 years (1.12 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.97 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Bharani from the Sun and relative movement

Bharani is distant 159.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

48.90 pc
159.41 ly
4 km/s
0.067 arcsec/year
-0.118 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Bharani

Bharani belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Bharani star system properties

Bharani is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Bharani double sysyem:

124.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of Bharani