π2 Ursae Majoris (pi2 Ursae Majoris)
π2 Ursae Majoris is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
π2 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 4.6. Because of its moderate brightness, π2 Ursae Majoris 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 π2 Ursae Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π2 Ursae Majoris
π2 Ursae Majoris 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 π2 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of π2 Ursae Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of π2 Ursae Majoris from your location
π2 Ursae Majoris (pi2 Ursae Majoris) is circumpolar and transits at 03:57 UTC (altitude: 77.2°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of π2 Ursae Majoris
The image below is a photograph of π2 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 π2 Ursae Majoris is -0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of π2 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
π2 Ursae Majoris is distant 252.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of π2 Ursae Majoris
π2 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where π2 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.