Muscida - ο Ursae Majoris (omicron Ursae Majoris)
Muscida, also designated as ο Ursae Majoris (omicron Ursae Majoris), is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
Muscida visual magnitude is 3.36. Because of its moderate brightness, Muscida should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Muscida:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Muscida
Muscida is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Muscida are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Muscida in the sky:
Visibility of Muscida from your location
Muscida - ο Ursae Majoris (omicron Ursae Majoris) is circumpolar and transits at 23:46 UTC (altitude: 80.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Muscida
The image below is a photograph of Muscida 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 Muscida is -0.133 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.107 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Muscida from the Sun and relative movement
Muscida is distant 183.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Muscida
Muscida belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Muscida is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Muscida star system properties
Muscida is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Muscida double sysyem: