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24 Ursae Minoris

24 Ursae Minoris is a star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

24 Ursae Minoris visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, 24 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 24 Ursae Minoris:

24 Ursae Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 54°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 24 Ursae Minoris

24 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 24 Ursae Minoris are provided in the following table:

17h 30m 47s
+86° 58’ 05”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 24 Ursae Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 24 Ursae Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 24 Ursae Minoris.

Visibility of 24 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

24 Ursae Minoris is circumpolar and transits at 00:41 UTC (altitude: 54.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 24 Ursae Minoris

The image below is a photograph of 24 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 24 Ursae Minoris is 0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 24 Ursae Minoris star
DSS2 image of 24 Ursae Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 24 Ursae Minoris during the next 10000 years (9.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 24 Ursae Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

24 Ursae Minoris is distant 156.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

47.89 pc
156.13 ly
1 km/s
0.059 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 24 Ursae Minoris

24 Ursae Minoris belongs to spectral class A2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 24 Ursae Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 24 Ursae Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 24 Ursae Minoris

24 Ursae Minoris