What Is the Brightest Star in Ursa Major?


The seven brightest stars of Ursa Major form the asterism known as the Big Dipper. Alioth is the known brightest star in the Big Dipper. It is one of a pulsating variable known as magnetic spectrum variables. Alioth has a surface temperature is approximately 9,900 deg K. Its magnitude varies between 1.77 and 1.80 over a period of 5.09 days. Alioth is approximately 80 light years from Earth. Ursa Major constellation contains the group of stars commonly called the Big Dipper.
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The brightest star in Ursa Major is Alioth.
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