Ursa Major (Great Bear)

Northern celestial hemisphere
36 stars

  • Sky type
    • Single constellation

Ursa Major, or "the Great Bear", is the 3rd largest of the 88 modern constellations in the sky, and it is probably one of the best known. Its main seven stars form the famous asterim popularly known as the "Big Dipper", "the Wagon", the "Plough" or "Charles' Wain".