Kochab (Star)

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Image of Kochab
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Kochab is very well placed – it is close enough to the north celestial pole that it is high above the horizon all night.

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Name Kochab
Object Type Star
Other Names
β-UMi
7-UMi
HR 5563
HD 131873
NSV 6846
HIP 72607
TYC 4416-1799-1
Position
Constellation:Ursa Minor
Magnitude:
Variable
2.06 (V)[2]
4.01 (BT)[1]
2.24 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.48
Right Ascension:14h50m42s [2]
Declination:+74°09'19" [2]
Distance:36.4 parsec
118.5 lightyrs [2]
Proper motion (speed):32.7 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):287.1°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-0.74

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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