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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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60 Ursae Majoris

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 57.0°   Azimuth: 77.5°   Direction: East-North-East

60 Ursae Majoris is a giant star of spectral class F5 in the constellation of Ursa Major.

60 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its faintness, 60 Ursae Majoris is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Ursae Majoris

Finder chart 60 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Ursae Majoris.

60 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 60 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

11h 38m 33s
+46° 50’ 03”
154.16°
65.63°
Ursa Major
Image of 60 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 60 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Ursae Majoris during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 60 Ursae Majoris

6.1
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.94
F5III
6989K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 60 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

60 Ursae Majoris is distant 350.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

107.64 pc
350.91 ly
-24 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 60 Ursae Majoris

60 Ursae Majoris
SAO43839
SAO43839

Visibility of 60 Ursae Majoris from your location

60 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 18:04 UTC (altitude: 85.4°)