aries Aries, the Ram, the flat triangle just right of center, is seen rising. From left to right, the stars are Hamal (Alpha, at center), Sheratan (Beta), and Mesarthin (Gamma). The third brightest star, Flamsteed 41, is far to the left. It was once part of the now-defunct modern constellation Musca Borealis, the Northern Fly. Delta Ari is the lower of the two bright stars a lower left, Epsilon the upper. Lambda is the brightest of the trio just up and to the right of Hamal.

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Aries has a star with an orbiting PLANET.

See Aries from Bayer's Uranometria of 1603.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.