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Anwar al Farkadain

Eta Ursae Minoris, 21 Ursae Minoris

Location of Eta Ursae Minoris

The location of Anwar al Farkadain or Eta Ursae Minoris, the faintest of the four stars that make up the 'bowl' of the Little Dipper, otherwise known as Ursa Minor.

An F-type (pale yellow) Dwarf star near the Northern Celestial Pole, a little under 100 light years from the Solar System. It is the faintest of the four stars that mark out the rectangular 'bowl' of the Little Dipper formation in Ursa Minor. It is a useful reference point in the sky, since it is easy to locate and has a magnitude of almost exactly +5.0.


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