Ursa Minor ER sa MY nor Lesser Bear - Little Dipper
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.


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Polaris
aka: The Lodestar
Stella Maris, Cynosure
and The Star of the Sea
The North Star
Alpha Ursae Minoris
2h 31' 50.5
+89 15' 51
430 1.97
9
F7 Ib-II
F3 V
White Supergiant
White Main Seq.
Closest to Pole in 2105
Cephid Variable (4 days)
- 49th Brightest star -
"The Engagement Ring"
ring of 7-8 mag stars
just south of Polaris
Kochab
Arabic derv.: "wood"
Beta Ursae Minoris
14h 50' 42.2
+74 9' 20
126 2.07 K4 III Orange
Giant
front top
of the cup of
The Little Dipper

Pherkad
Arabic: "two calves"
Gamma Ursae Minoris
15h 20' 43.6
+71 50' 2
480 3.0 A3 II-III Blue White
Bright Giant
front bottom
of the cup of
The Little Dipper

Unrelated Companion

11 Ursae Minoris 15h 17' 5.8
+71 49' 26
390 5.02 K4III Orange
Giant
Yildun
Turkish - "star"
Delta Ursae Minoris
17h 32' 12.5
+86 35' 11
183 4.35 A1 V Blue White
Main Sequence
adjacent to Polaris
in the handle of
The Little Dipper
Epsilon
Ursae Minoris
16h 45' 57.8
+82 2' 14
345 4.21 G5 III Yellow
Giant
in the handle of
The Little Dipper
adjacent to the cup

Zeta
Ursae Minoris
15h 44' 3.3
+77 47' 40
375 4.29 A3 V Blue White
Main Sequence
where the handle
meets the cup of
The Little Dipper
Theta
Ursae Minoris
15h 31' 24.7
+77 20' 57
830 5.0 K5III Orange
Giant
Eta
Ursae Minoris
16h 17' 30.2
+75 45' 19
97 4.95 F5V White
Main Sequence
- unrelated pair -
bottom of the cup
underneath the handle
of The Little Dipper
19 Ursae Minoris 16h 10' 49.3
+75 52' 39
670 5.48 B8V Blue
Main Sequence
5 Ursae Minoris 14h 27' 31.4
+75 41' 45
345 4.25 K4III Orange Giant
Lambda
Ursae Minoris
17h 16' 56
+89 2' 15
875 5.31 M1III Red Giant

PUMA
Pi 1A
Pi 1B
Pi 2 Ursae Minoris
15h 29' 15.6
+80 26' 50
72 6.57 G0IV-V
G8IV-V
Binary of
Yellow
Sub Giants
15h 29' 28.3
+80 26' 55
71 7.30 G5
Yellow
Main Sequence
Pi 2 Ursae
Minoris
15h 39' 38.6
+79 59' 0
380 6.89 F2V+F Binary of
White
Main Sequence