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Aries Constellation

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Branden Folkes

on 20 December 2013

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Transcript of Aries Constellation

Aries Constellation
Stars in Aries
Gamma Arietis= Binary star systemmposed of 3 stars. Two A type main sequence stars. Apparent magnitudes of 4.75 and 4.83. Third star is a K type star with a magnitude of 9.6. approximately 160 light years away.
Delta Arietis= K type orange giant. Has a magnitude of 4.35and a diameter 13 times longer then our suns.
41 Arietis= has a visual magnitude of 3.61 and is 160 light years away.
Deep Sky Objects
NGC 772= NGC 772 is an unbarred spiral galaxy. Its located about 130 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 11.3. It lies southeast of Beta Arietis
NGC 1156= NGC 1156 is a dwarf irregular galaxy with an apparent magnitude of 12.3. It is classified as a magellanic type irregular galazy. The galaxys core is longer then average and there are regions of contra-rotating gas inside it, bleieved to be the result of an interaction with another galaxy. NGC 1156 lies northwest of Delta Arietis
More Deep Sky Objects
NGC 972= NGC 972 is a spiral galaxy located in the northern corner of the Aries constellatio. It has an apparent magnitude of 12.1
NGC 697= NGC 697 is a spiral galaxy in Aries, located northwest of Beta Arietis. It has a magnitude of 12.7.
Aries is one of the constellations of the zodiac. It is located in the northern celestial hemisphere between Pisces to the west and Taurus to the east. The name Aries is Latin for ram, and its symbol is, representing a ram's horns. Aries consist of multiple stars and some deep sky objects.
Alpha Arietis= the brightest star in the Aries constellation and 48th brightest star in the night sky. Type K orange giant. twice as massive as out sun and has a visual magnitude between 1.98 and 2.04.About 66 light years away from earth
Beta Arietis= 59.9 light years away from Earth. G class star and has a visual magnitude of 2.64
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