Camelopardalis

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Camelopardalis
Constellation
Camelopardalis
AbbreviationCam[1]
GenitiveCamelopardalis[1]
Pronunciation/kəˌmɛləˈpɑːrdəl[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/, genitive the same
Symbolismthe Giraffe[1]
Right ascension6
Declination+70
QuadrantNQ2
Area757 sq. deg. (18th)
Main stars2, 8
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
36
Stars with planets4
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brightest starβ Cam (4.03m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersOctober 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 1.2 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.