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name: polaris
name (alternate): alpha ursae minoris
typ (catalog): star (hd)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 2 h 31 m 49.09 s dec: 89 ° 15 ' 50.8 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 2.53028 dec: 89.26411 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
350 light years convert this
brightness (visible):
1.98 mag visible to the naked eye
redshift:
not added yet
constellation:
ursa major (uma) symbolism: the great bear
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: also known as hd 8890 or commonly the north star
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: bright star
visible: yes