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Ursa Minor Constellation
Constellation Ursa Minor

Ursa Minor, the Little Bear (UMi)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Little Bear
      1. Genitive:
      2. Ursae Minoris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. UMi
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      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 (1.97m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 6
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1

    * 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.

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