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Kaffa, Delta Ursae Majoris, 69 Ursae Majoris

Proper NamesMegrez, Kaffa
Bayer DesignationDelta Ursae Majoris
Flamsteed Number69 Ursae Majoris
HR (BSC)4660
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension12h 15m 26s
Declination+57° 1' 57"
Distance81 light years
25 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.3
Absolute: +1.3
Spectral ClassA3V white main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityApril (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesMegrez is the faintest of the seven stars that make up the famous Plough or Big Dipper formation. In common with many of the other stars that make up that asterism, Megrez belongs to a group of stars known as the Ursa Major Moving Group, stars that are thought to share a common origin.


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