Overview
System: 58 Ursae Majoris - All bodies
Distance to Sol: 174.21 ly
Spectral Class: F5 V - Scoopable
Luminosity Class: V - Main-sequence star (dwarf)
Age: 2,640 Million years
Solar Masses: 1.9766
Solar Radius: 1.5655
Surface Temperature: 9,017 K
Absolute Magnitude: 2.5004
HIP ID: 56148
HD ID: 99984
Materials:
None
Stations:
None
Attractions: None

Class F stars are white main sequence stars. They range in mass from 1 to 1.4 solar masses and have a surface temperature reaching 7,600 K.

The term dwarf star refers to a variety of distinct classes of stars. The term was originally coined in 1906 when the Danish astronomer Ejnar Hertzsprung noticed that the reddest stars - classified as K and M in the Harvard scheme - could be divided into two distinct groups. They are either much brighter than the Sun, or much fainter. To distinguish these groups, he called them "giant" and "dwarf" stars, the dwarf stars being fainter and the giants being brighter than the sun.

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