κ Arietis (kappa Arietis)
κ Arietis is a star in the constellation of Aries.
κ Arietis visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, κ 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 κ Arietis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Arietis
κ 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 κ Arietis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ Arietis in the sky:
Visibility of κ Arietis from your location
Today's κ Arietis (kappa Arietis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ Arietis
The image below is a photograph of κ 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 κ Arietis is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ Arietis from the Sun and relative movement
κ Arietis is distant 187.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ Arietis
κ Arietis belongs to spectral class A2
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.