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Omicron Ursae Majoris, 1 Ursae Majoris

Proper NameMuscida
Bayer DesignationOmicron Ursae Majoris
Flamsteed Number1 Ursae Majoris
HR (BSC)3323
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension8h 30m 16s
Declination+60° 43' 5"
Distance179 light years
55 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.4
Absolute: -0.4
Spectral ClassG5III yellow giant
Planets in this systemOmicron Ursae Majoris b (Muscida b), gas giant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesThe westernmost bright star of Ursa Major, Muscida forms the 'nose' of the Great Bear. It is known to have at least one planet in orbit, a gas giant with some four times the mass of Jupiter at a distance of about 4 AU from the star.


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