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Camelopardalis
Constellation
Abbreviation Cam
Genitive Camelopardalis
Pronunciation /kəˌmɛləˈpɑːrdəls/, genitive the same
Symbolism the Giraffe
Right ascension 6
Declination +70
Quadrant NQ2
Area 757 sq. deg. (18th)
Main stars 2, 8
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
36
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)
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 IAU
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. 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.

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