56 Ursae Majoris
56 Ursae Majoris is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
56 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, 56 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 56 Ursae Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 56 Ursae Majoris
56 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 56 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 56 Ursae Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 56 Ursae Majoris from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
56 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 23:14 UTC (altitude: 82.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 56 Ursae Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 56 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 56 Ursae Majoris is -0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 56 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
56 Ursae Majoris is distant 491.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 56 Ursae Majoris
56 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.