λ Arietis (lambda Arietis)
λ Arietis is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Aries.
λ Arietis visual magnitude is 4.79. Because of its moderate brightness, λ 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 λ Arietis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Arietis
λ 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 λ Arietis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ Arietis in the sky:
Visibility of λ Arietis from your location
Today's λ Arietis (lambda 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 λ Arietis
The image below is a photograph of λ 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 λ Arietis is -0.09 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of λ Arietis from the Sun and relative movement
λ Arietis is distant 133.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of λ Arietis
λ Arietis belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
λ Arietis star system properties
λ Arietis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the λ Arietis double sysyem: