15 Ursae Majoris
15 Ursae Majoris is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
15 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 4.48. Because of its moderate brightness, 15 Ursae Majoris should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 15 Ursae Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 15 Ursae Majoris
15 Ursae Majoris is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 15 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Ursae Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 15 Ursae Majoris from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
15 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 20:25 UTC (altitude: 89.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 15 Ursae Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 15 Ursae Majoris from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 15 Ursae Majoris is -0.137 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 15 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
15 Ursae Majoris is distant 95.55 light years from the Sun
Spectral properties of 15 Ursae Majoris
15 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 15 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.