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ε Arietis (epsilon Arietis)

Altitude: -15.8°   Azimuth: 15.5°   Direction: North-North-East

ε Arietis is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Aries.

ε Arietis visual magnitude is 4.63. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Arietis 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 ε Arietis:


ε Arietis (epsilon Arietis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.8°
Azimuth: 15.5°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Arietis

ε 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 ε Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 59m 12s
+21° 20’ 25”

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

Finder chart ε Arietis (epsilon Arietis) star
Simplified finder chart for ε Arietis (epsilon Arietis).

Visibility of ε 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 ε Arietis (epsilon 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: 68.7°
Max altitude: 59.9°
Azimuth: 291.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of ε Arietis

The image below is a photograph of ε 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 ε Arietis is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Arietis (epsilon Arietis) star
DSS2 image of ε Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Arietis during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of ε Arietis

ε Arietis belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


ε Arietis star system properties

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

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of ε Arietis

ε Arietis
(epsilon Arietis)