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Abbreviation:  Ari
English Name:  The Ram
Genitive: Hamal
Hemisphere:  Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Perseus and Pisces.
Visible between latitudes:  +90 and -60 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons: Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:  November
Seen between: September and February
Right Ascension (RA):  03 hour
Declination (DEC):  +20 degrees
Area (square degrees):  441 (39th)

Aries (The Ram)

  • This is one of the 12 constellations of the Zodiac; the groups of stars through which apparent course of the Sun passes during the year.
  • It is located between Pisces (The Fish) to the west and Taurus (The Bull) to the east.
  • Unfortunately, although the three main stars of the constellation; Hamal, Sheratan, and Mesarthim, are fairly easy to recongise.
  • This constellation has little to offer in the way of observable objects.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier objects in Aries.

Other objects in Aries

Features of Interest

  • The few deep-sky objects (DSO) in Aries are very dim.
  • NGC 772  –  Spiral Galaxy; relatively bright galaxy, showing nebulosity and ellipticity in telescopes.

Named Stars

  • Hamal (Alpha Ari)
  • Sharatan (Beta Ari)
  • Mesarthim (Gamma 2 Ari)
  • Botein (Delta Ari)


  • Photo of the constellation; Aries, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  –  Aries
  • List of stars in Aries.

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