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Magnitude 1.95
Spectral Type K0 (orange)
Distance 105 Light Years
Right Ascension 11h 0.7m
Declination +62o 1'
"UMa DUBHE, from the arabic Zahr ad-Dubb al-Akbar, 'the back of the greater bear'. It might be well to note here that there was no "bear" constellation in the astronomy of the Sumerians and Babylonians: they called Ursa Major MAR-GID-DA, 'the constellation of the long chariot'."