Camelopardalis /kəˌmɛləˈpɑːrdəls/ or the Giraffe constellation is a lairge, faint groupin o starns in the northren sky.

Camelopardalis
Constellation
Camelopardalis
AbbreviationCam[1]
GenitiveCamelopardalis[1]
Pronunciation/kəˌmɛləˈpɑːrdəls/, genitive the same
SeembolismGiraffe[1]
Richt ascension03h 15m 36.2232s–14h 27m 07.8855s[2] h
Declination86.0975418°–52.6655540°[2]°
Aurie757 sq. deg. (18t)
Main starns2, 8
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
36
Starns wi planets4
Starns brichter than 3.00m0
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brichtest starnβ Cam (4.03m)
Nearest starnLHS 2459
(17.58 ly, 5.39 pc)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersOctober Camelopardalids
Borderin
constellations
Draco
Ursa Minor
Cepheus
Cassiopeia
Perseus
Auriga
Lynx
Ursa Major
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −10°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Februar.

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ridpath 2001, pp. 92-93.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Camelopardalis, constellation boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 14 February 2014.

Coordinates:   06h 00m 00s, +70° 00′ 00″