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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationPsi Ursae Majoris
Flamsteed Number52 Ursae Majoris
HR (BSC)4335
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension11h 9m 40s
Declination+44° 29' 55"
Distance145 light years
44 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.0
Absolute: -0.2
Spectral ClassK1III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityMarch
NotesAn evolved orange giant star more than 140 light years from the Sun, Psi Ursae Majoris is in the later stages of its existence, having consumed the hydrogen in its core. It lies in the southern parts of Ursa Major, representing the point where the 'rear legs' (marked by the stars Tania Borealis and Tania Australis) join the body of the Great Bear.

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