Camelopardalis

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Camelopardalis
Camelopardalis
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List of stars in Camelopardalis
Abbreviation: Cam[1]
Genitive: Camelopardalis[1]
Symbology:
Right ascension: 6 h
Declination: +70°
Area: 757 sq. deg. (18th)
Main stars: 2, 8
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 36
Stars known to have planets: 4
Bright stars: 0
Nearby stars: 3
Brightest star: β Cam (4.03m)
Nearest star: LHS 2459 ( ly)
Messier objects: 0
Meteor showers: October Camelopardalids
Bordering constellations: Draco
Ursa Minor
Cepheus
Cassiopeia
Perseus
Auriga
Lynx
Ursa Major
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −10°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of February
Camelopardalis Constellation chart

Camelopardalis is a constellation in the northern sky. It is hard to see because it is not very bright. It is also very large. It was created and named by the Dutch astronomer named Petrus Plancius in 1612. It represents a giraffe.[2] Its brightest star, β Cam, has a magnitude of only 4.03. This means that Camelopardalis is very dark. People who live in cities cannot see Camelopardalis.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ridpath, Ian (2001). Stars and Planets Guide. Princeton University Press. pp. 92–93. ISBN 0-691-08913-2. 
  2. Ridpath, Ian. "Camelopardalis: the Giraffe". Star Tales. Retrieved 27 Jan 2013.