Lambda Ursae Minoris

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λ Ursae Minoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Ursa Minor
Right ascension 17h 16m 56.45s[1]
Declination +89° 02' 15.74"
Apparent magnitude (V) +6.35[1]
Absolute magnitude (V) −0.85[2]
Distance 888 ± 130 ly
(270 ± 40 pc)
Spectral type M1III[1]
Other designations
HR 7394, HD 183030, BD+88°112, FK5 914, HIP 84535, SAO 3020.

Lambda Ursae Minoris (λ UMi, λ Ursae Minoris) is a star in the constellation Ursa Minor.

Lambda Ursae Minoris is a M-type red giant with a mean apparent magnitude of +6.35.[1] It is classified as a semiregular variable star and its brightness varies by 0.10 magnitudes. It is approximately 888 light years from Earth.


  1. ^ a b c d "Lambda Ursae Minoris". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  2. ^ Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters, 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015. 

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