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delta ursae majoris

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

gamma ursae majoris

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

alioth star,epsilon ursae majoris

Alioth

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Alioth, Epsilon Ursae Majoris (ε UMa), is the brightest of the seven stars of the Big Dipper and the brightest star in the constellation Ursa… Read More »Alioth

north star

Polaris

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Polaris, Alpha Ursae Minoris (α UMi), commonly known as the North Star, is the closest relatively bright star to the north celestial pole. It lies… Read More »Polaris

sirius star,alpha canis majoris

Sirius

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Sirius, Alpha Canis Majoris (α CMa), is the brightest star in the night sky and one of the nearest star systems to Earth. It has… Read More »Sirius

zeta orionis,orion's belt

Alnitak

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Alnitak, Zeta Orionis (ζ Ori), is a triple star system with a combined apparent magnitude of 1.77. It lies at an approximate distance of 1,260… Read More »Alnitak