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Camelopardalis Constellation

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 not a member of the Zodiac group of twelve constellations that appear when the Sun sets. 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.

Camelopardalis Star and Deep Space Object Count

The number of stars that have been catalogued as part of the Hipparcos Star Catalogue from Camelopardalis is 2095. The number of stars that are of magnitude 6.0 or lower in the constellation is 75. The number of stars in the constellation that make up the outline is 8.

There are no deep space objects that were identified by Charles Messier in this constellation. There are 0 non-Messier deep space objects that are covered on this site and the list is below.

Stars of Interest

The nearest star to Earth is HIP 57544 which is roughly about 17.45 Light Years from the Earth. The nearest star to the Earth with an exoplanet is HD 33564 which is about 68.12 Light Years. The furthest star that can be located in the constellation is HIP 21201 which is located about 326163 Light Years away from the Sun. The furthest figure is derived from either the 1997 or 2007 Hipparcos star catalogue parallax figure and it has been known to produce distances that are wrong.

The dimmest star that can be seen in Camelopardalis with the naked eye is HIP23766. The dim star has an apparent magnitude of 6. The dimmest star that a person is able to see with their naked eye is 6.0 magnitude based on the table in the reference. Ref: University of Michigan

The caveat of these stars are that they are catalogued on this site. If you know of a star that is nearer or further then do let me know in the comments and I'll add it to the site. The stars mentioned are from the Hipparcos catalogue or have been added because of their special status.

This constellation along with Monoceros was created by Jakob Bartsch.

Meteor Showers

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.

NameActivityPeak ActivityClosest Star
CamelopardalidsMay 23 - May 24May 24

Camelopardalis Facts


NameCamelopardalis
AbbreviationCam
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarBeta Camelopardalis
Area756.828 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky1.83%
Size Position18th
Hemisphere Northern
Site Exoplanet Count4
Meteor Shower Count7
Nearest StarHIP 57544
Nearest Star with Exoplanet(s)HD 33564
Dimmest StarHIP23766
Furthest StarHIP 21201
Bright Star Count75
Hipparcos Star Count2095
Main Star Count8
Messier Deep Space Object Count0
*Non-Messier Deep Space Object Count1
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsUrsa Minor
Cepheus
Cassiopeia
Perseus
Auriga
Lynx
Ursa Major
Draco

*Note: The number of Non-Messier Deep Space Object Count relates to how many are covered on this site not how many there are.


Camelopardalis Constellation Map


Camelopardalis Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Camelopardalis


StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 24064876.781+74d 04` 48.003h 56m 36.33
HD 32518393.441+69d 38` 22.405h 09m 36.62
HD 3356468.121+79d 13` 50.705h 22m 33.78
HD 35759235.841+64d 19` 08.405h 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.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
11 Camelopardalis685.22+58d 58` 20.605h 06m 08.46
12 Camelopardalis713.71+59d 01` 17.105h 06m 12.14
14 Camelopardalis258.65+62d 41` 28.105h 13m 31.29
15 Camelopardalis785.94+58d 07` 02.705h 19m 27.85
16 Camelopardalis336.25+57d 32` 40.305h 23m 27.83
17 Camelopardalis939.95+63d 04` 02.005h 30m 10.21
18 Camelopardalis139.27+57d 13` 17.805h 32m 33.68
19 Camelopardalis362.81+64d 09` 17.505h 37m 15.07
2 Camelopardalis145.03+53d 28` 23.704h 39m 58.03
22 Camelopardalis195.89+56d 21` 37.305h 39m 05.39
23 Camelopardalis362.00+61d 28` 35.505h 44m 08.46
24 Camelopardalis193.00+56d 34` 53.205h 43m 01.66
26 Camelopardalis198.28+56d 06` 56.605h 46m 30.37
28 Camelopardalis707.51+56d 55` 26.405h 46m 54.60
29 Camelopardalis477.55+56d 55` 08.205h 50m 33.89
3 Camelopardalis422.49+53d 04` 46.504h 39m 54.69
30 Camelopardalis483.92+58d 57` 50.905h 52m 17.26
31 Camelopardalis468.63+59d 53` 18.305h 54m 57.83
36 Camelopardalis715.27+65d 43` 06.606h 12m 51.05
37 Camelopardalis381.03+58d 56` 08.306h 09m 58.99
4 Camelopardalis172.12+56d 45` 27.104h 48m 00.22
40 Camelopardalis491.95+59d 59` 56.506h 15m 40.51
42 Camelopardalis923.98+67d 34` 18.906h 50m 57.09
43 Camelopardalis979.47+68d 53` 17.906h 53m 42.24
47 Camelopardalis240.71+59d 54` 07.107h 22m 17.19
49 Camelopardalis315.44+62d 49` 50.407h 46m 27.46
5 Camelopardalis620.08+55d 15` 32.904h 55m 03.14
51 Camelopardalis328.46+65d 27` 20.307h 46m 40.04
53 Camelopardalis321.98+60d 19` 27.908h 01m 42.49
6 Camelopardalis874.43+55d 49` 27.004h 56m 49.49
7 Camelopardalis371.91+53d 45` 07.504h 57m 17.22
8 Camelopardalis575.24+53d 09` 19.704h 59m 46.34
Alpha Camelopardalis6272.37+66d 20` 33.604h 54m 03.01
BD Camelopardalis519.37+63d 13` 00.303h 42m 09.35
BE Camelopardalis795.52+65d 31` 33.603h 49m 31.29
Beta Camelopardalis872.09+60d 26` 32.205h 03m 25.10
BK Camelopardalis762.06+65d 39` 08.403h 19m 59.26
BN Camelopardalis377.94+73d 56` 48.305h 12m 22.45
CE Camelopardalis2508.95+58d 52` 43.503h 29m 54.75
CQ Camelopardalis2051.34+64d 35` 09.603h 24m 40.56
CS Camelopardalis1941.45+59d 56` 25.203h 29m 04.13
D Camelopardalis198.64+55d 27` 06.603h 30m 00.23
DL Camelopardalis+53 d 54 ` 39.004h 32m 01.84
FR Camelopardalis913.62+80d 51` 11.812h 00m 18.84
Gamma Camelopardalis358.82+71d 19` 56.503h 50m 21.48
H Camelopardalis360.80+63d 04` 20.103h 57m 25.44
KZ Camelopardalis512.84+56d 55` 58.103h 38m 19.70
M Camelopardalis183.75+76d 58` 38.807h 00m 03.85
N Camelopardalis108.87+77d 36` 58.312h 12m 11.91
Ru Camelopardalis4593.85+69d 40` 14.707h 21m 44.12
S 1694 A583.48+83d 24` 46.312h 49m 13.80
Tonatiuh316.66+76d 54` 21.412h 05m 14.74
VZ Camelopardalis499.48+82d 24` 41.607h 31m 04.48



Objects of Interest (Galaxies, Nebulas, Supernovas, etc) in Camelopardalis


NameTypeDistanceDeclinationRight Ascension
NGC1569 Dwarf Irregular GalaxyDwarf Irregular Galaxy10.9664:50.534h 30m 49

Camelopardalis Constellation's Star Breakdown


Type Breakdown


TypeDescriptionCount
KLight Orange Star 3,700 - 5,200k505
AWhite 7,500 - 10,000k457
GYellow 5,200 - 6,000k419
FYellow-White 6,000 - 7,500k407
BBlue-White 10,500 - 30,000k158
MRed Dwarf Star <3,700k76
OBlue Star >33,000k2

Size Breakdown


TypeDescriptionCount
VMain Sequence123
IIINormal Giant110
IVSubgiant39
IIBright Giant11
IbLess Luminous Supergiant8
IaLuminous Supergiant7
IabIntermediate Luminous Supergiant3
DDwarf Star1

Breakdown of Carbon Stars by Type


TypeDescriptionCount
RR-Type Carbon Star3
CC-Type Carbon Star3
NN-Type Carbon Star1
SS-Type Carbon Star1


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MikeWednesday, 24th August 2016 6:19:38 PM
"There have been no Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) to have been discovered within this constellation." This statement is incorrect.