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46 Ursae Majoris

46 Ursae Majoris is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

46 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, 46 Ursae Majoris 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 46 Ursae Majoris:

5.03
Giant
46 Ursae Majoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 12°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 46 Ursae Majoris

46 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 46 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

10h 55m 44s
+33° 30’ 24”
191.47°
64.32°
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 46 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 46 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 46 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 46 Ursae Majoris from your location

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

Today's 46 Ursae Majoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.5°
Max altitude: 72.0°
Azimuth: 303.5°
46 Ursae Majoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 46 Ursae Majoris

The image below is a photograph of 46 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 46 Ursae Majoris is -0.109 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 46 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 46 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 46 Ursae Majoris during the next 1000 years (-1.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.45 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 46 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

46 Ursae Majoris is distant 244.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

75.02 pc
244.56 ly
-22 km/s
-0.109 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 46 Ursae Majoris

46 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.65
K1III
4515K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 46 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 46 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 46 Ursae Majoris

46 Ursae Majoris
SAO62314
SAO62314