Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Tucana ←     Ursa Major: The Great Bear     → Ursa Minor

(possessive form Ursae Majoris, abbreviation UMa) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
Ursa Major is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy.

Historical Map of Ursa Major
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing the region near Ursa Major

Modern Map of Ursa Major
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Ursa Major

Constellations Bordering Ursa Major
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Ursa Major
     Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α UMa (Dubhe)

β UMa (Merak)

γ UMa (Phecda = Phad)

δ UMa (Megrez)

ε UMa (Alioth)

ζ UMa (Mizar)

η UMa (Alkaid)
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Tucana ←     Ursa Major: The Great Bear     → Ursa Minor