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Celestial Information

  • Name, meaning and Constellation: Alpha Ursae Majoris, Ursa Major. The name comes from the Arabic for bear, dubb, from the phrase ظهر الدب الاكبر‎ żahr ad-dubb al-akbar the back of the Greater Bear.
  • Other name(s) and meaning: Dubb, Alruccabah (Arabic names), 北斗一 and 天樞 (Chinese for the First Star of the Northern Dipper and the Celestial Pivot, respectively).
  • Distance from Sol: 123.6 ly
  • Type of System: Singular
  • Color: K0-Red Giant
  • Right Ascension: 11h 03m 43.7s
  • Declination: +61° 45' 03"

Important Events

  • To be filled in later.

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