51 Ursae Majoris
51 Ursae Majoris is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
51 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, 51 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 51 Ursae Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 51 Ursae Majoris
51 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 51 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 51 Ursae Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 51 Ursae Majoris from your location
Today's 51 Ursae Majoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 51 Ursae Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 51 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 51 Ursae Majoris is -0.064 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 51 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
51 Ursae Majoris is distant 262.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 51 Ursae Majoris
51 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 51 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
51 Ursae Majoris star system properties
51 Ursae Majoris 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 51 Ursae Majoris double sysyem: