ρ2 Arietis (rho2 Arietis)
ρ2 Arietis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Aries.
ρ2 Arietis visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, ρ2 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 ρ2 Arietis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ2 Arietis
ρ2 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 ρ2 Arietis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ρ2 Arietis in the sky:
Visibility of ρ2 Arietis from your location
Today's ρ2 Arietis (rho2 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 ρ2 Arietis
The image below is a photograph of ρ2 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 ρ2 Arietis is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ρ2 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement
ρ2 Arietis is distant 403.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ρ2 Arietis
ρ2 Arietis belongs to spectral class M6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ρ2 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.