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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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5 Ursae Minoris

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 37.64°   Az: 354.27°   Direction: North

5 Ursae Minoris is a variable and multiple giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

5 Ursae Minoris visual magnitude is 4.25. Because of its moderate brightness, 5 Ursae Minoris is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

5 Ursae Minoris 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 5 Ursae Minoris star
DSS2 image of 5 Ursae Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 5 Ursae Minoris during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

14h 27m 30s
+75° 35’ 12”
10h 45m 58s
01h 13m 28s

J2000

14h 27m 31s
+75° 41’ 45”

Galactic Coordinates

115.39°
39.99°

Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.25
Giant

-0.87
K4III
3886K

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

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

Star System Properties

5 Ursae Minoris is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 5 Ursae Minoris double sysyem:

4.25
12.05
7.8
58.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

5 Ursae Minoris is distant 344.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

105.71 pc
344.61 ly
10 km/s
0.009 arcsec/y
0.023 "/y

Alternative Designations

5 Ursae Minoris
SAO8024
SAO8024

Visibility from Your Location

5 Ursae Minoris is circumpolar and transits at 18:47 UTC (altitude: 65.9°)