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Ursa Major


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One of the largest and most prominent northern constellations (the Great Bear). The seven brightest stars form a familiar formation variously called the Plough, Big Dipper, or Charles's Wain, and include the Pointers.

Boswell's father, Lord Auchinleck (1706–82) gave the name Ursa Major to Dr Johnson.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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