Camelopardalis facts for kids
|Pronunciation||//, genitive the same|
|Area||757 sq. deg. (18th)|
|Main stars||2, 8|
|Stars with planets||4|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||0|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||3|
|Brightest star||β Cam (4.03m)|
|Nearest star||LHS 2459
(17.58 ly, 5.39 pc)
|Meteor showers||October Camelopardalids|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −10°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of February.
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. 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.
Images for kids
Diagram of H. A. Rey's method of connecting the stars of the constellation Camelopardalis, in order to show a giraffe.
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