Ursa Major is the largest northern hemisphere constellation and one of the brightest. It is also known by many other names such as the plough and big dipper.
While Ursa Major is famous for it recognisable shape. This shape won't last forever as only five of the seven main stars are moving together, presumably coming from some common origin. So over time the famous shape of the big dipper will become distorted.
Find all three of the main Galaxies of the M81 Group in the Ursa Major constellation.Read more
Technically you don't need any equipment at all to see Ursa Major! However, to see the fainter stars in the constellation, especially from a light-polluted location would require a good pair of binoculars.