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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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ρ3 Arietis (rho3 Arietis)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:34 | Tran: 10:08 | Set: 17:42
Altitude: 31.0°   Azimuth: 259.9°   Direction: West

ρ3 Arietis is a main-sequence star of spectral class F6 in the constellation of Aries.

ρ3 Arietis visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its faintness, ρ3 Arietis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ3 Arietis

Finder chart ρ3 Arietis (rho3 Arietis) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ3 Arietis (rho3 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”
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);

Key facts about ρ3 Arietis


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

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

Alternative designations of ρ3 Arietis

ρ3 Arietis
(rho3 Arietis)

Visibility of ρ3 Arietis from your location

Today's ρ3 Arietis (rho3 Arietis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.0°
Max altitude: 56.5°
Azimuth: 288.0°