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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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61 Ursae Majoris

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:01 | Tran: 16:50 | Set: 2:43
Alt: -2.87°   Az: 344.50°   Direction: North-North-West

61 Ursae Majoris is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Ursa Major.

61 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.33. Because of its faintness, 61 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.

61 Ursae Majoris is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 61 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 61 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 61 Ursae Majoris during the next 1000 years (-0.20 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.35 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


11h 42m 20s
+34° 03’ 55”
10h 44m 48s
22h 27m 08s


11h 41m 03s
+34° 12’ 06”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 61 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 61 Ursae Majoris.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 61 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

61 Ursae Majoris is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 61 Ursae Majoris double sysyem:

159.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

61 Ursae Majoris is distant 31.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

9.54 pc
31.10 ly
-5 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/y
-0.381 "/y

Alternative Designations

61 Ursae Majoris

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 61 Ursae Majoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.9°
Max altitude: 72.6°
Azimuth: 304.1°