Ursa Major Stars

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Alcor

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Alcor is a double star in the constellation Ursa Major. It is the naked-eye companion to Mizar, the middle star in the handle of the… Read More »Alcor

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Mizar

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Mizar, Zeta Ursae Majoris (ζ UMa), is a quadruple star system in Ursa Major. It has a combined apparent magnitude of 2.04 and lies at… Read More »Mizar

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Alkaid

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Alkaid, Eta Ursae Majoris (η UMa) is a blue main sequence star with an apparent magnitude of 1.86, located at a distance of 103.9 light… Read More »Alkaid

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Merak

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Merak, Beta Ursae Majoris (β UMa) is a blue-white subgiant star in the constellation Ursa Major. It is one of the four bright stars that… Read More »Merak

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Dubhe

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Dubhe, Alpha Ursae Majoris (α UMa) is a spectroscopic binary star with an apparent magnitude of 1.79, located at an approximate distance of 123 light… Read More »Dubhe

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Megrez

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Megrez, Delta Ursae Majoris (δ UMa), is the faintest of the seven stars that form the Big Dipper asterism. It is a third magnitude star… Read More »Megrez

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Phecda

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Phecda, Gamma Ursae Majoris (γ UMa), sometimes also known as Phad, is one of the bright stars forming the Big Dipper‘s bowl and the Great… Read More »Phecda