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36 Ursae Majoris

Altitude: 84.1°   Azimuth: 38.2°   Direction: North-East

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

36 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, 36 Ursae Majoris should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 36 Ursae Majoris is -0.176 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.

Image of 36 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 36 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Ursae Majoris during the next 1000 years (-2.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 36 Ursae Majoris


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

Altitude: 84.1°
Azimuth: 38.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Ursae Majoris

36 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 36 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

10h 30m 37s
+55° 58’ 50”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 36 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

36 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 00:01 UTC (altitude: 85.5°)

Distance of 36 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

36 Ursae Majoris is distant 41.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

12.85 pc
41.89 ly
9 km/s
-0.176 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Ursae Majoris

36 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

36 Ursae Majoris star system properties

36 Ursae Majoris is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 36 Ursae Majoris double sysyem:

139 arcsec

Alternative designations of 36 Ursae Majoris

36 Ursae Majoris