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ρ3 Arietis (rho3 Arietis)

Altitude: 54.5°   Azimuth: 154.8°   Direction: South-South-East

ρ3 Arietis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Aries.

ρ3 Arietis visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, ρ3 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 ρ3 Arietis:


ρ3 Arietis (rho3 Arietis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.5°
Azimuth: 154.8°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ3 Arietis

ρ3 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 ρ3 Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 56m 26s
+18° 01’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ρ3 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart ρ3 Arietis (rho3 Arietis) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ3 Arietis (rho3 Arietis).

Visibility of ρ3 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 ρ3 Arietis (rho3 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: 72.0°
Max altitude: 56.5°
Azimuth: 288.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of ρ3 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of ρ3 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 ρ3 Arietis is 0.276 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.213 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ρ3 Arietis (rho3 Arietis) star
DSS2 image of ρ3 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ3 Arietis during the next 1000 years (4.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.55 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ρ3 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

ρ3 Arietis is distant 115.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

35.41 pc
115.44 ly
15 km/s
0.276 arcsec/year
-0.213 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ρ3 Arietis

ρ3 Arietis belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ρ3 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ρ3 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ρ3 Arietis

ρ3 Arietis
(rho3 Arietis)