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65 Ursae Majoris

Altitude: 62.3°   Azimuth: 83.6°   Direction: East

65 Ursae Majoris is a multiple star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

65 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 7.03. Because of its reltive faintness, 65 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 65 Ursae Majoris:


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

Altitude: 62.3°
Azimuth: 83.6°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 65 Ursae Majoris

65 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 65 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

11h 55m 11s
+46° 28’ 10”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 65 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 65 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 65 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 65 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

65 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 07:23 UTC (altitude: 85.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 65 Ursae Majoris

The image below is a photograph of 65 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 65 Ursae Majoris is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 65 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 65 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 65 Ursae Majoris during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 65 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

65 Ursae Majoris is distant 1,025.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

314.47 pc
1,025.16 ly
-7 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 65 Ursae Majoris

65 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class A1 65 Ursae Majoris is also a CrEuSr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 65 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 65 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

65 Ursae Majoris star system properties

65 Ursae Majoris is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 65 Ursae Majoris double sysyem:

63 arcsec

Alternative designations of 65 Ursae Majoris

65 Ursae Majoris