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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:34  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:31

74 Ursae Majoris

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

74 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 74 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 74 Ursae Majoris:

74 Ursae Majoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 23°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 74 Ursae Majoris

74 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 74 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

12h 29m 57s
+58° 24’ 20”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Ursae Majoris in the sky:

Finder chart 74 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 74 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 74 Ursae Majoris from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

74 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 23:45 UTC (altitude: 83.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 74 Ursae Majoris

The image below is a photograph of 74 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 74 Ursae Majoris is -0.062 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.091 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 74 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 74 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 74 Ursae Majoris during the next 1000 years (-1.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.52 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 74 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

74 Ursae Majoris is distant 274.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

84.18 pc
274.41 ly
7 km/s
-0.062 arcsec/year
0.091 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 74 Ursae Majoris

74 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class A5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 74 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 74 Ursae Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 74 Ursae Majoris

74 Ursae Majoris