What is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Major?

Alioth
Dubhe
Merak
Mizar
Alioth is (despite being des­ig­nat­ed 'ep­silon') the bright­est star in the con­stel­la­tion of Ursa Major, and at mag­ni­tude 1.76 is the thir­ty-­first-bright­est star in the sky. His­tor­i­cal­ly, the star was fre­quent­ly used in ce­les­tial nav­i­ga­tion in the maritime trade, because it is listed as one of the 57 nav­i­ga­tion­al stars.

Answers distribution

Alioth
Dubhe
Merak
Mizar
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flagPoland
35%
16%
23%
24%
771
flagGermany
30%
30%
30%
10%
10
flagUnknown
22%
22%
27%
26%
61
flagSweden
18%
36%
36%
9%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
25%
50%
8%
12

Gender

men28%
women44%
Alioth
28%
44%
Dubhe
16%
15%
Merak
28%
27%
Mizar
26%
13%

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