Botein - δ Arietis (delta Arietis)
Botein, also designated as δ Arietis (delta Arietis), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Aries.
Botein visual magnitude is 4.35. Because of its moderate brightness, Botein 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 Botein:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Botein
Botein 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 Botein are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Botein in the sky:
Visibility of Botein from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Botein
The image below is a photograph of Botein 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 Botein is 0.152 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Botein from the Sun and relative movement
Botein is distant 167.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Botein
Botein belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Botein is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.