σ2 Ursae Majoris (sigma2 Ursae Majoris)
σ2 Ursae Majoris is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
σ2 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 4.8. Because of its moderate brightness, σ2 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 σ2 Ursae Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of σ2 Ursae Majoris
σ2 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 σ2 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of σ2 Ursae Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of σ2 Ursae Majoris from your location
σ2 Ursae Majoris (sigma2 Ursae Majoris) is circumpolar and transits at 03:51 UTC (altitude: 74.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of σ2 Ursae Majoris
The image below is a photograph of σ2 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 σ2 Ursae Majoris is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.074 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of σ2 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
σ2 Ursae Majoris is distant 66.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of σ2 Ursae Majoris
σ2 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where σ2 Ursae Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
σ2 Ursae Majoris star system properties
σ2 Ursae Majoris is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the σ2 Ursae Majoris double sysyem: