The head of the ram is marked by the first bright star Alpha Arietis, known as Hamal (from the Arabic for "lamb").
Just to the Southwest lie two bright stars found in Aries, Beta and Gamma Arietis (also known as Sheratan and Mesarthim), which represent the ram's horns.
To the Northeast of Hamal is a somewhat dimmer star that marks the ram's back, and Southeast of that point is Delta Arietis (also known as Botein), which represents the tail.
Gamma Arietis is a beautiful double star, which was discovered quite by chance in 1664 when astronomer, Robert Hooke, was following the motion of a comet.
Gamma Arietis is one of the earliest double stars on record to have been found with the aid of a telescope.
The ram's body consists of the stars α Ari, η Ari, ε Ari, 41 Ari, and 35 Ari: ε Ari and 41 Ari being of the fourth magnitude.
The ram's tail consists of the stars 35 Ari, 41 Ari, and 39 Ari.
The star γ Ari, of fourth magnitude, represents the ram's front foot, and the star δ Ari, also of fourth magnitude, represents the ram's hind foot.
The few deep sky objects in Aries are very dim. They include the galaxies NGC 697 (northwest of β Ari), NGC 772 (southeast of β Ari), NGC 972 (in the constellation's northern corner), and NGC 1156 (northwest of δ Ari).