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62 Ursae Majoris

Altitude: -2.6°   Azimuth: 25.3°   Direction: North-North-East

62 Ursae Majoris is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

62 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, 62 Ursae Majoris should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 62 Ursae Majoris:


62 Ursae Majoris is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.6°
Azimuth: 25.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 62 Ursae Majoris

62 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 62 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

11h 41m 34s
+31° 44’ 45”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 62 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 62 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 62 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 62 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

Today's 62 Ursae Majoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.3°
Max altitude: 70.3°
Azimuth: 301.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 62 Ursae Majoris

The image below is a photograph of 62 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 62 Ursae Majoris is -0.351 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 62 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 62 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 62 Ursae Majoris during the next 1000 years (-5.85 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.53 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 62 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

62 Ursae Majoris is distant 133.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

40.95 pc
133.50 ly
32 km/s
-0.351 arcsec/year
0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 62 Ursae Majoris

62 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 62 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 62 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

62 Ursae Majoris star system properties

62 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 62 Ursae Majoris double sysyem:

84.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 62 Ursae Majoris

62 Ursae Majoris