Aries (constellation)

Aries is ane o the constellations o the zodiac.

Aries
Constellation
Aries
AbbreviationAri[1]
GenitiveArietis
Pronunciation/ˈɛərz/, formally /ˈɛərɪ.z/; genitive /əˈr.ts/
Seembolismthe Ram
Richt ascension01h 46m 37.3761s–03h 29m 42.4003s[2] h
Declination31.2213154°–10.3632069°[2]°
Aurie441[3] sq. deg. (39th)
Main starns4, 9
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
67
Starns wi planets6
Starns brichter than 3.00m2
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)2[lower-alpha 1]
Brichtest starnHamal (2.01m)
Nearest starnTeegarden's Starn (SO 0253+1652)[4]
(12.58 ly, 3.86 pc)
Messier objects0
Meteor showers
  • May Arietids
  • Autumn Arietids
  • Delta Arietids
  • Epsilon Arietids
  • Daytime-Arietids
  • Aries-Triangulids
Borderin
constellations
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −60°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o December.

NotesEedit

  1. The nearbi starns that are named or itherwise kent are Teegarden's starn an TZ Arietis. The distance can be calculatit frae their parallax, leetit in SIMBAD, bi takin the inverse o the parallax an multiplyin bi 3.26.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Russell 1922, p. 469.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Aries, constellation boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thompson & Thompson 2007, pp. 90–91.
  4. RECONS, The 100 Nearest Star Systems.

Coordinates:   03h 00m 00s, +20° 00′ 00″