Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris)
Alioth is the brightest Ap star and is also an Alpha2 Canum Venaticorum star with a period of 5.1 days. Its oxygen abundance is 100,000 times greater near the magnetic equator than near the magnetic poles (which are displaced from the rotational equator and poles); the amount of chromium varies similarly. Though visually the brightest Ap star, Alioth has one of the weakest magnetic fields of this class – 15 times weaker than that observed for Cor Caroli.
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