Ursa Minor (Little Bear)

Northern celestial hemisphere
10 stars

  • Sky type
    • Single constellation
  • Size (m)
    • 0.5x1

Ursa Minor, or "the Little Bear", is the 56th largest of the 88 modern constellations in the sky. It contains the Polaris star, which is currently less than 1° away from the north celestial pole.

Its main seven stars form the famous asterim popularly known as the "Little Dipper".