Messier 51

Mizar

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zeta ursae majoris

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

Alkaid

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eta ursae majoris

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

Dubhe

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alpha ursae majoris

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

Megrez

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delta ursae majoris

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