Camelopardalis (Pronounciation:Camel-o-pard-alis, Abbrev:Cam, Latin:Camelopardalis) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Camelopardalis takes up 756.828 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 1.83% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Giraffe . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Jakob Bartsch years later.
Camelopardalis is a northern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the southern hemisphere. The brightest star in Camelopardalis is Beta Camelopardalis. There are 4 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.
This constellation along with Monoceros was created by Jakob Bartsch.
There are 7 Meteor Showers that occur during the year within this constellation based on information gathered from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland). The ones listed as the ones I've been able to find a date range for. For others if you have the time, you can visit the AMU site, obtains the SL value then use IMO tables to calculate the date. A lot of the Meteor Showers are weak and you need to do a lot of stargazing to spot them.
|Is a Zodiac Sign|| No |
|Brightest Star||Beta Camelopardalis|
|Area||756.828 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||1.83%|
|Hemisphere|| Northern |
|Site Exoplanet Count||4|
|Meteor Shower Count||7|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Ursa Minor|
| Ursa Major|
Camelopardalis Constellation Map
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
List of Stars with Exoplanets in Camelopardalis
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Exoplanet Count||Declination||Right Ascension|
|HD 24064||876.78||1||+74d 04` 48.0||03h 56m 36.33|
|HD 32518||393.44||1||+69d 38` 22.4||05h 09m 36.62|
|HD 33564||68.12||1||+79d 13` 50.7||05h 22m 33.78|
|HD 35759||235.84||1||+64d 19` 08.4||05h 31m 33.39|
List of Named Stars in Camelopardalis without Extrasolar Planets
As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.
Objects of Interest (Galaxies, Nebulas, Supernovas, etc) in Camelopardalis
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|"There have been no Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) to have been discovered within this constellation." This statement is incorrect. |