Tania Australis - μ Ursae Majoris (mu Ursae Majoris)
Tania Australis, also designated as μ Ursae Majoris (mu Ursae Majoris), is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
Tania Australis visual magnitude is 3.05. Because of its moderate brightness, Tania Australis 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 Tania Australis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Tania Australis
Tania Australis 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 Tania Australis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Tania Australis in the sky:
Visibility of Tania Australis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Tania Australis - μ Ursae Majoris (mu Ursae Majoris) is circumpolar and transits at 17:38 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Tania Australis
The image below is a photograph of Tania Australis 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 Tania Australis is -0.082 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Tania Australis from the Sun and relative movement
Tania Australis is distant 248.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Tania Australis
Tania Australis belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Tania Australis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.