Talitha - ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris)
Talitha, also designated as ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris), is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
Talitha visual magnitude is 3.14. Because of its moderate brightness, Talitha 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 Talitha:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Talitha
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Talitha in the sky:
Visibility of Talitha from your location
Talitha - ι Ursae Majoris (iota Ursae Majoris) is circumpolar and transits at 00:27 UTC (altitude: 86.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Talitha
The image below is a photograph of Talitha 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 Talitha is -0.444 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.226 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of Talitha
Talitha belongs to spectral class A7 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.
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: