Which Constellations Are Close to Ursa Major?

Answer Ursa Major, or the Great Bear, includes 16 named stars. Some of these stars also make up the asterism, or distinctive group of stars, known as the Big Dipper. Ursa Major appears in the northern hem... Read More »

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How many galaxies are in Ursa Major?

Astronomers are far from determining the number of galaxies in Ursa Major. During the Hubble Deep Field Survey of 1995, researchers focused on an area of the constellation 1/24 of a degree wide (t... Read More »

When was Ursa Major first discovered?

Ursa Major, the "Big Bear," is a constellation first mentioned in the works of Ptolemy, Aratos of Soli and Eudoxos of Knidos. It is also referenced twice in the Bible's Book of Job. In 1869, Richar... Read More »

What is the latitude& azimuth of Ursa Major?

The declination of Ursa Major, also known as Big Bear, is 50 degrees. Declination in space is equivalent to latitude on earth. Ursa Major is visible between 90 degrees and -30 degrees latitude. The... Read More »

Which constellations are magnetically attracted to each other?

No matter how stars were created, man created constellations. Seeking order in chaos, humans use perceived patterns to help learn about objects including stars. Vast distances separate the stars in... Read More »