38 Arietis

Stellar classification



  • X -28
  • Y -78
  • Z -85
→ Sol: 119

Object type

  • Variable Star of delta Sct type
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
simbad:* 38 Ari


38 Arietis (abbreviated 38 Ari) is a variable star in the northern constellation of Aries. 38 Arietis is the Flamsteed designation. It was once designated 88 Ceti, forming part of the neighboring constellation of Cetus. With an apparent visual magnitude of +5.18, it is bright enough to be viewed with the naked eye. The measured annual parallax shift of 27.52 mas is equivalent to a distance of approximately 119 light-years (36 parsecs) from Earth.

The spectrum of this star matches a stellar classification of A7 III-IV, with the luminosity class of III-IV indicating it shows traits part way between the subgiant and giant star stages of its evolution. It is a Delta Scuti variable with a period of 0.0355 days (51 minutes) and a magnitude change of 0.040. This star is larger than the Sun, with more than double the Sun's radius and 11 times the luminosity. This energy is being radiated into outer space from the atmosphere at an effective temperature of 7,638 K, giving it the white-hued glow of an A-type star.

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