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Explain how you can locate the Pole Star with the help of Ursa Major.

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The pole star can be located using the ursa major constellation, by imagining a line towards the Northern direction connecting two stars presnt at the end of the bowl, This imaginary line meets Pole Star. The length of the imaginary line from the bowl is about five times the distance between the two stars of the bowl.

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  • Locate the Ursa Major and locate the quadrilateral in it.
  • Select the two stars on the far side of the quadrilateral.
  • Join these stars with a line and extend this imaginary line towards the top of the ladle.
  • A faint star which meets this line is the pole star.

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