Ursa Minor (Laitin: "Smawer She-Bear", contrastin wi Ursa Major), an aa kent as the Little Bear, is a constellation in the northren sky.

Ursa Minor
Constellation
Ursa Minor
AbbreviationUMi[1]
GenitiveUrsae Minoris[1]
Pronunciation/ˌɜːrsə ˈmnər/,
genitive /ˌɜːrs mˈnɒrs/
Seembolismthe Little Bear[1]
Richt ascension08h 41.4m tae 22h 54.0m[1] h
Declination65.40° tae 90°[1]°
QuadrantNQ3
Aurie256 sq. deg. (56th)
Main starns7
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
23
Starns wi planets4
Starns brichter than 3.00m3
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)0
Brichtest starnPolaris[2] (1.97m)
Nearest starnUU UMi
(42.60 ly, 13.06 pc)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersUrsids
Borderin
constellations
Draco
Camelopardalis
Cepheus
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −10°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Juin[2].

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Ursa Minor, Constellation Boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Department of Astronomy (1995). "Ursa Minor". University of Wisconsin–Madison. Retrieved 27 June 2015.

Coordinates:   15h 00m 00s, +75° 00′ 00″