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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Sheratan - β Arietis (beta Arietis)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:43 | Tran: 8:38 | Set: 16:30
Altitude: 58.8°   Azimuth: 193.8°   Direction: South-South-West

Sheratan, also designated as β Arietis (beta Arietis), is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Aries.

Sheratan visual magnitude is 2.64. Because of its brightness, Sheratan is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Sheratan

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

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”
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);

Key facts about Sheratan


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

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

Alternative designations of Sheratan

β Arietis
(beta Arietis)

Visibility of Sheratan from your location

Today's Sheratan - β Arietis (beta Arietis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.2°
Max altitude: 59.3°
Azimuth: 290.8°