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22 Ursae Majoris

Altitude: 42.0°   Azimuth: 22.1°   Direction: North-North-East

22 Ursae Majoris is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

22 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, 22 Ursae Majoris should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 22 Ursae Majoris is 0.075 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.077 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 22 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 22 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 22 Ursae Majoris during the next 10000 years (12.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 22 Ursae Majoris


22 Ursae Majoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 42.0°
Azimuth: 22.1°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 22 Ursae Majoris

22 Ursae Majoris 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 22 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

09h 34m 53s
+72° 12’ 20”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 22 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 22 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 22 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 22 Ursae Majoris from your location

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

22 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 23:09 UTC (altitude: 69.3°)

Distance of 22 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

22 Ursae Majoris is distant 162.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

49.85 pc
162.51 ly
-38 km/s
0.075 arcsec/year
-0.077 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 22 Ursae Majoris

22 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 22 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 22 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 22 Ursae Majoris

22 Ursae Majoris