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γ1 Arietis (gamma1 Arietis)

Altitude: 44.7°   Azimuth: 119.8°   Direction: East-South-East

γ1 Arietis is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Aries.

γ1 Arietis visual magnitude is 4.83. Because of its moderate brightness, γ1 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 γ1 Arietis:


γ1 Arietis (gamma1 Arietis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.7°
Azimuth: 119.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ1 Arietis

γ1 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 γ1 Arietis are provided in the following table:

01h 53m 31s
+19° 17’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ1 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart γ1 Arietis (gamma1 Arietis) star
Simplified finder chart for γ1 Arietis (gamma1 Arietis).

Visibility of γ1 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 γ1 Arietis (gamma1 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: 70.7°
Max altitude: 57.8°
Azimuth: 289.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of γ1 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of γ1 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 γ1 Arietis is 0.078 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.112 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ1 Arietis (gamma1 Arietis) star
DSS2 image of γ1 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of γ1 Arietis during the next 1000 years (1.30 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.87 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of γ1 Arietis

γ1 Arietis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


γ1 Arietis star system properties

γ1 Arietis 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 γ1 Arietis double sysyem:

7.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of γ1 Arietis

γ1 Arietis
(gamma1 Arietis)