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WX Ursae Majoris

Primary Facts on WX Ursae Majoris

  • WX Ursae Majoris's star type is main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Ursa Major. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • WX Ursae Majoris is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (M6.0V) of the star, the star's colour is red .

WX Ursae Majoris's Alternative Names

WX Ursae Majoris has alternative name(s) :- WX Uma.

More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of WX Ursae Majoris

The location of the star in the night sky 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 WX Ursae Majoris, the location is 11h 05m 31.332 and +43° 31` 17.05 .

Proper Motion of WX 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 953.00 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -4,328.00 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

Physical Properties (Colour) of WX Ursae Majoris

WX Ursae Majoris has a spectral type of M6.0V. This means the star is a red main sequence star.

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Additional WX Ursae Majoris Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWX Ursae Majoris
Alternative NamesWX Uma
Spectral TypeM6.0V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type main sequence Dwarf Star
Colour red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension (R.A.)11h 05m 31.332
Declination (Dec.)+43° 31` 17.05
Proper Motion Dec.953.00 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-4328.00 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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