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Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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70 Ursae Majoris

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 57.7°   Azimuth: 303.9°   Direction: North-West

70 Ursae Majoris is a giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Ursa Major.

70 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its faintness, 70 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.

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

Image of 70 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 70 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 70 Ursae Majoris during the next 10000 years (6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.17 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

12h 22m 01s
+57° 43’ 40”

J2000 Coordinates

12h 20m 50s
+57° 51’ 50”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 70 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 70 Ursae Majoris.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 70 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 70 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

70 Ursae Majoris is distant 701.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

215.05 pc
701.08 ly
-43 km/s
0.041 arcsec/y
-0.073 "/y

Alternative Designations

70 Ursae Majoris

Visibility from Your Location

70 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 16:56 UTC (altitude: 83.6°)