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61 Ursae Majoris (61 UMa) is an orange-yellow G8 main-sequence star in the constellationUrsa Major. It is somewhat smaller and fainter than the Sun, and can just barely be seen by the unaided eye (based on a magnitude limit of 6). Since 1943, the spectrum of this star has served as one of the stable anchor points by which other stars are classified.
No substellar companions have been observed in orbit around this star, and it appears to lack a dust ring as is found around some comparable stars. It lies near the same line of sight as the sub-giant star HD 101212, although it is unclear whether these two stars are gravitationally bound or even in physical proximity.
^ abJohnson, H. L.; Morgan, W. W. (1953). "Fundamental stellar photometry for standards of spectral type on the revised system of the Yerkes spectral atlas". Astrophysical Journal. 117: 313-352. Bibcode:1953ApJ...117..313J. doi:10.1086/145697.