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Ursa Minor Constellation
Constellation Ursa Minor the Little Bear Star Map

Ursa Minor, the Little Bear (UMi)

(ER-suh MY-ner)

The constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear, is best viewed in Summer during the month of June. It's brightest star is Polaris at magnitude 1.97. The boundary of the Ursa Minor constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. ER-suh MY-ner
      1. Meaning:
      2. Little Bear
      1. Genitive:
      2. Ursae Minoris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. UMi
      1. Asterism:
      2. Little Dipper
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. June
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. N
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 14h 58m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 75° 2'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Polaris  (1.97)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6

    Double Stars in Ursa Minor

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Ursa Minor.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Alpha Ursa Minoris
        2. 2.1, 9.1
        3. double

      Galaxies in Ursa Minor

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Ursa Minor:

          1. Galaxy name
          2. Catalog #
          3. Galaxy type

        Neutron Stars in Ursa Minor

        These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Ursa Minor. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen.

            1. Neutron star
            2. Type

          * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

          ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).