Taiyangshou - χ Ursae Majoris (chi Ursae Majoris)
Taiyangshou, also designated as χ Ursae Majoris (chi Ursae Majoris), is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
Taiyangshou visual magnitude is 3.71. Because of its moderate brightness, Taiyangshou 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 Taiyangshou:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Taiyangshou
Taiyangshou 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 Taiyangshou are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Taiyangshou in the sky:
Visibility of Taiyangshou from your location
Taiyangshou - χ Ursae Majoris (chi Ursae Majoris) is circumpolar and transits at 11:13 UTC (altitude: 86.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Taiyangshou
The image below is a photograph of Taiyangshou 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 Taiyangshou is -0.137 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Taiyangshou from the Sun and relative movement
Taiyangshou is distant 195.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Taiyangshou
Taiyangshou belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Taiyangshou is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.