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19 Ursae Minoris

Altitude: 52.2°   Azimuth: 337.1°   Direction: North-North-West

19 Ursae Minoris is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

19 Ursae Minoris visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, 19 Ursae Minoris should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 19 Ursae Minoris:


19 Ursae Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 52.2°
Azimuth: 337.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 19 Ursae Minoris

19 Ursae Minoris is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 19 Ursae Minoris are provided in the following table:

16h 10m 49s
+75° 52’ 38”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 19 Ursae Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 19 Ursae Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 19 Ursae Minoris.

Visibility of 19 Ursae Minoris from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

19 Ursae Minoris is circumpolar and transits at 15:53 UTC (altitude: 65.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 19 Ursae Minoris

The image below is a photograph of 19 Ursae Minoris 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 19 Ursae Minoris is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 19 Ursae Minoris star
DSS2 image of 19 Ursae Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 19 Ursae Minoris during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 19 Ursae Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

19 Ursae Minoris is distant 665.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

204.08 pc
665.31 ly
-1 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 19 Ursae Minoris

19 Ursae Minoris belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 19 Ursae Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 19 Ursae Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 19 Ursae Minoris

19 Ursae Minoris