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Talitha - ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 68.1°   Azimuth: 274.3°   Direction: West

Talitha, also designated as ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris), is a variable and multiple sub-giant star of spectral class A7 in the constellation of Ursa Major.

Talitha visual magnitude is 3.14. Because of its moderate brightness, Talitha is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Talitha

Finder chart Talitha - ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris) star
Simplified finder chart for Talitha - ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris).

Talitha 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 Talitha are provided in the following table:

08h 59m 12s
+48° 02’ 30”
Ursa Major
Image of Talitha - ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris) star
DSS2 image of Talitha. The red arrow shows the motion of Talitha during the next 1000 years (-7.40 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.77 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Talitha


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where Talitha is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Talitha star system properties

Talitha 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 Talitha double sysyem:

3.9 arcsec

Distance of Talitha from the Sun and relative movement

Talitha is distant 47.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

14.64 pc
47.72 ly
9 km/s
-0.444 arcsec/year
-0.226 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of Talitha

ι Ursae Majoris
(iota Ursae Majoris)
9 Ursae Majoris
Gl 331 A

Visibility of Talitha from your location

Talitha - ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris) is circumpolar and transits at 13:35 UTC (altitude: 86.6°)