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Sheratan - β Arietis (beta Arietis)

Altitude: -15.9°   Azimuth: 18.1°   Direction: North-North-East

Sheratan, also designated as β Arietis (beta Arietis), is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Aries.

Sheratan visual magnitude is 2.64. Thanks to its high brightness, Sheratan is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

The table below summarizes the key facts about Sheratan:


Sheratan - β Arietis (beta Arietis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.9°
Azimuth: 18.1°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Sheratan

Sheratan 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 Sheratan are provided in the following table:

01h 54m 38s
+20° 48’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Sheratan in the sky:

Finder chart Sheratan - β Arietis (beta Arietis) star
Simplified finder chart for Sheratan - β Arietis (beta Arietis).

Visibility of Sheratan 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 Sheratan - β Arietis (beta 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: 69.2°
Max altitude: 59.3°
Azimuth: 290.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Sheratan

The image below is a photograph of Sheratan 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 Sheratan is 0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.111 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Sheratan - β Arietis (beta Arietis) star
DSS2 image of Sheratan. The red arrow shows the motion of Sheratan during the next 1000 years (1.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.85 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Sheratan from the Sun and relative movement

Sheratan is distant 59.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

18.27 pc
59.55 ly
-2 km/s
0.096 arcsec/year
-0.111 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Sheratan

Sheratan belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of Sheratan

β Arietis
(beta Arietis)