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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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38 Ursae Majoris

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 36.9°   Azimuth: 27.5°   Direction: North-North-East

38 Ursae Majoris is a variable giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Ursa Major.

38 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.12. Because of its faintness, 38 Ursae Majoris is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

38 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.

Image of 38 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 38 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 38 Ursae Majoris during the next 1000 years (-2.70 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.15 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

10h 43m 35s
+65° 35’ 15”

J2000 Coordinates

10h 41m 56s
+65° 42’ 59”

Galactic Coordinates

141.57°
46.45°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 38 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 38 Ursae Majoris.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.12
Giant

0.94
K2III
4309K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 38 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 38 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

38 Ursae Majoris is distant 223.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

68.59 pc
223.59 ly
-11 km/s
-0.162 arcsec/y
-0.069 "/y

Alternative Designations

38 Ursae Majoris
SAO15261
SAO15261

Visibility from Your Location

38 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 15:13 UTC (altitude: 75.8°)