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26 Ursae Majoris

Altitude: 13.6°   Azimuth: 357.9°   Direction: North

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

26 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 4.5. Because of its moderate brightness, 26 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 26 Ursae Majoris:


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

Altitude: 13.6°
Azimuth: 357.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Ursae Majoris

26 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 26 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

09h 34m 49s
+52° 03’ 05”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 26 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 26 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 26 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

26 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 04:55 UTC (altitude: 89.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Ursae Majoris

The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Ursae Majoris is -0.065 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 26 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Ursae Majoris during the next 10000 years (-10.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

26 Ursae Majoris is distant 266.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

81.90 pc
266.99 ly
23 km/s
-0.065 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Ursae Majoris

26 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 26 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 26 Ursae Majoris

26 Ursae Majoris