The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
|6.35 mag||Star name:||λ Ursae Minoris|
This star belongs to the huge UCAC 3 catalog. It is identified by this number in the UCAC 3 catalog.
|Declination:||89.0377°||Right ascension:||17h 16m 56.48s (259.23532°)|
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
|876.76 LY||Spectral type:||M1III|
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Ursa Minor (Little Bear)