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5 Ursae Majoris

Altitude: 73.3°   Azimuth: 41.8°   Direction: North-East

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

5 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, 5 Ursae Majoris should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 5 Ursae Majoris is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 5 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 5 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 5 Ursae Majoris during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 5 Ursae Majoris


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

Altitude: 73.3°
Azimuth: 41.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 5 Ursae Majoris

5 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. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 5 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

08h 53m 22s
+61° 57’ 43”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 5 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 5 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 5 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 5 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

5 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 22:04 UTC (altitude: 79.5°)

Distance of 5 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

5 Ursae Majoris is distant 284.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

87.34 pc
284.72 ly
-31 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 5 Ursae Majoris

5 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 5 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 5 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 5 Ursae Majoris

5 Ursae Majoris