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

(possessive form Ursae Majoris, abbreviation UMa) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
Page last updated Apr 12, 2020

Ursa Major is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy.

Historical Maps of Ursa Major
Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing the region near Ursa Major
Above, From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Below, from Lalande and Mechain's 1795 edition of the Fortin-Flamsteed Celestial Atlas
(Map Image Credit Smithsonian Institution Library; in public domain per CC0 usage)
Map of Ursa Major from the 1795 edition of Flamsteed's Celestial Atlas

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