Abbreviation: Â Ari
English Name: Â The Ram
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Perseus and Pisces.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -60 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons:Â Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:Â November
Seen between:Â September and February
Right Ascension (RA):Â Â 03 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +20 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 441Â (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.
- No Messier objects in Aries.
Other objects in Aries
- 73x objects:Â Â New General CatalogueÂ (NGC)
- 49x objects:Â Â Index CatalogueÂ (IC)
- No objects:Â Â Collinder CatalogÂ (Cr)
Features of Interest
- The few deep-sky objects (DSO) in Aries are very dim.
- NGC 772 Â – Â Spiral Galaxy; relatively bright galaxy, showing nebulosity and ellipticity in telescopes.
- HamalÂ (Alpha Ari)
- SharatanÂ (Beta Ari)
- MesarthimÂ (Gamma 2 Ari)
- BoteinÂ (Delta Ari)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Aries, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Aries
- List of stars in Aries.
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