Toward which distant star does Uranus's axis of revolution point?

1 Answer
Oct 9, 2017

Eta Ophiuchi (north), 15 Orionis (south)


Uranus has a curious axial tilt, a tilt of 97 degrees from its orbital axis.

As such, the north pole star of Uranus is Eta Ophiuchi (in Earth's southern celestial hemisphere), about 15° northeast of Antares. 15 Orionis is its south pole star, halfway between Betelgeuse and Aldebaran.