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Aries Constellation
Constellation Aries the Ram Star Map

Aries, the Ram (Ari)


The constellation of Aries, the Ram, is best viewed in Winter during the month of December. It's brightest star is Hamal at magnitude 2.00. The boundary of the Aries constellation contains 11 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. AIR-eez
      1. Meaning:
      2. Ram
      1. Genitive:
      2. Arietis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Ari
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. December
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 2h 41m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 22° 34'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Hamal  (2.00)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 11

    Double Stars in Aries

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Aries.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Gamma Arietis
        2. 4.5, 4.6
        3. double
        1. Lambda Arietis
        2. 4.8, 6.6
        3. double

      Exoplanets in Aries

      These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Aries. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

          1. Host star name
          2. Exoplanet name

        * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

        ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).