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Ursa Minor or "Little Bear"

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What are the two other names for the big dipper?

One of the other names of the big dipper is Ursa Major.


What are two different names for big dipper and little dipper?

Ursa Mayjor and Big Bear is the big dipper and Ursa Minor Or Little Bare is the litttle Dipper


What are two other names for the big dipper and little dipper?

The big dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear). The little dipper is part of Ursa Minor (the Little Bear).In Greek mythology, the persons who became these two constellations were the nymph Callisto (Ursa Major) and her son Arcas (Ursa Minor), so these might be other names for these constellations.


Two major constellations?

Little Dipper and Big Dipper


What are two other names for Ursa major?

1.Great bear 1.Big Dipper


What 2 bears are in the sky?

The two bears in the sky are simply the names of the "Major Bear" and "Minor Bear," which are names given to the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. They are better known as the "Big Dipper" and "The Little Dipper."


Where is the little dipper in the sky?

The little dipper is in our Milky Way Galaxy, actually not all that far from us. It is above the big dipper, so that it appears to be pouring into the big dipper. If you can see the north star, that is the tail (or end of the handle) of the little dipper. The middle stars of the little dipper are somewhat faint, but the two outside stars of the top and bottom of the little dipper pan are about as bright as the north star.


What are the names of the two pointer stars of the big Dipper?

Merak and Dubhe.


What are two words for what constellation is the north star in?

-- Little Dipper -- Ursa Minor


What is the big dipper position in polaris?

It is the last star at the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper. The Big Dipper's first two bowl stars (often called the pointer stars) point towards Polaris, but Polaris is not in the Big Dipper.


How do you find the North Star?

You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, which is also known as the North Star. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper points to Polaris. And notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper.


How can one determine which star is the North Star?

It is the brightest star in the northern part of the sky. It is part of the Little Dipper and the Big Dipper 'points' to it. The north star is on the tip of the 'Little Dippers' handle. The brighter 'Big Dipper' is easier to see in the night sky so that will be used as a reference point. The 'Big Dipper' constellation is composed of seven stars. Three form the handle and four form the spoon/dipper part. After finding the 'Big Dipper', trace an imaginary line from the two stars on the spoon/dipper opposite the handle. Follow the line to the brightest star; that's the North Star.