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59 Ursae Majoris

Altitude: 77.9°   Azimuth: 234.8°   Direction: South-West

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

59 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 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 59 Ursae Majoris is -0.145 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 59 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 59 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Ursae Majoris during the next 1000 years (-2.42 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.55 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 59 Ursae Majoris

Bright giant

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

Altitude: 77.9°
Azimuth: 234.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Ursae Majoris

59 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 59 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

11h 38m 20s
+43° 37’ 32”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 59 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 59 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

59 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 01:04 UTC (altitude: 82.1°)

Distance of 59 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

59 Ursae Majoris is distant 148.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

45.64 pc
148.79 ly
2 km/s
-0.145 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 59 Ursae Majoris

59 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 59 Ursae Majoris

59 Ursae Majoris