55 Ursae Majoris
55 Ursae Majoris is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
55 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 4.78. Because of its moderate brightness, 55 Ursae Majoris should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 55 Ursae Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 55 Ursae Majoris
55 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 55 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 55 Ursae Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 55 Ursae Majoris from your location
Today's 55 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 55 Ursae Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 55 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 55 Ursae Majoris is -0.057 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.068 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 55 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
55 Ursae Majoris is distant 182.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 55 Ursae Majoris
55 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 55 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.