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EZ Ursae Majoris, HD80953, HIP46247

EZ Ursae Majoris is a orange to red giant star that can be located in the constellation of UrsaMajor. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

HIP46247 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD80953.

EZ Ursae Majoris has alternative name(s), EZ UMa.

Location of EZ Ursae Majoris

The location of the star in the galaxy is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For EZ Ursae Majoris, the location is 09h 25m 44.19 and +63d56`27.7 .

Proper Motion of EZ Ursae Majoris

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving -35.19 ± 0.24 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -12.42 ± 0.41 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

EZ Ursae Majoris Luminosity

Luminosity is the amount of energy that a star pumps out and its relative to the amount that our star, the Sun gives out. The figure of 70.0000000 that I have given is based on the Spectral Types page that I have found on the Internet. You might find a different figure, one that may have been calculated rather than generalised that I have done. The figure is always the amount times the luminosity of the Sun. It is an imprecise figure because of a number of factors including but not limited to whether the star is a variable star and distance.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Radius) of EZ Ursae Majoris

EZ Ursae Majoris has a spectral type of K2III. This means the star is a orange to red giant star. The star is 7637.00000000 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 24909.0945812800000000s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.46 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 4,059 Kelvin.

EZ Ursae Majoris Radius has been calculated as being 26.43 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 18,388,948.41.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 38.73. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures.

EZ Ursae Majoris Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

EZ Ursae Majoris has an apparent magnitude of 6.24 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. If you used the 1997 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -0.73 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of -1.56. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

Distance to EZ Ursae Majoris

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 4.03 which gave the calculated distance to EZ Ursae Majoris as 809.34 light years away from Earth or 248.14 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 809.34 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 2.75 which put EZ Ursae Majoris at a distance of 1186.05 light years or 363.64 parsecs. It should not be taken as though the star is moving closer or further away from us. It is purely that the distance was recalculated.

The star's Galacto-Centric Distance is 7,637.00 Parsecs or 24,909.09 Light Years. The Galacto-Centric Distance is the distance from the star to the Centre of the Galaxy which is Sagittarius A*. EZ Ursae Majoris brightness ranges from a magnitude of 6.386 to a magnitude of 6.350 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.0 days (variability).

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

EZ Ursae Majoris Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameEZ Ursae Majoris
Short NameEZ UMa
Hipparcos Library I.D.46247
Bonner DurchmusterungBD+64 733
Henry Draper Designation80953

Visual Facts

Star Typegiant star
Absolute Magnitude-0.73 / -1.56
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.24
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)09h 25m 44.19
Declination (Dec.)+63d56`27.7
Galactic Latitude40.80 degrees
Galactic Longitude149.91 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth4.03 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 809.34 Light Years
 248.14 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth2.75 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1186.05 Light Years
 363.64 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance24,909.09 Light Years / 7,637.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-35.19 ± 0.24 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-12.42 ± 0.41 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index1.46
Radial Velocity8.60 ± 2.40 km/s
Spectral TypeK2III
Colour(K) Orange to Red

Variable Star Details

Mean Variability Period in Days0.021
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)6.350 - 6.386

Estimated Facts

Luminosity (x the Sun)70.0000000
Calculated Effective Temperature4,059 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

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