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CK Camelopardalis

CK Camelopardalis Facts

  • CK Camelopardalis is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Camelopardalis. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • CK Camelopardalis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G5) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • The star is calculated at being about -9883.74 light years away from us. Distance

CK Camelopardalis's Alternative Names

HIP23768 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD32456.

CK Camelopardalis has alternative name(s) :- CK Cam, CK Cam.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+55 956.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of CK Camelopardalis

The location of the variable star in the night sky is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For CK Camelopardalis, the location is 05h 06m 31.64 and +55° 21` 12.7 .

Physical Properties of CK Camelopardalis

CK Camelopardalis Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of G5 , CK Camelopardalis's colour and type is yellow variable star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.95 which means the star's temperature is about 5,082 Kelvin. The temperature was calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu.

CK Camelopardalis Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

CK Camelopardalis has an apparent magnitude of 7.58 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

Distance to CK Camelopardalis

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -0.33000 which gave the calculated distance to CK Camelopardalis as -9883.74 light years away from Earth or -3030.30 parsecs. If you want that in miles, it is about -58,102,804,745,949,773.50, based on 1 Ly = 5,878,625,373,183.61 miles.

Variable Type of CK Camelopardalis

The star is a pulsating Delta Cepheid variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted. CK Camelopardalis brightness ranges from a magnitude of 7.960 to a magnitude of 7.345 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 3.3 days (variability).

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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Additional CK Camelopardalis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCK Camelopardalis
Alternative NamesCK Cam, HD 32456, HIP 23768, BD+55 956, CK Cam
Spectral TypeG5
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
ColourYellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCamelopardalis
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.58
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 06m 31.64
Declination (Dec.)+55° 21` 12.7
Galactic Latitude8.71501670 degrees
Galactic Longitude153.99202504 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.33000 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -9883.74 Light Years
 -3030.30 Parsecs
 -625,039,887.03 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.95

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Cepheid
Mean Variability Period in Days3.295
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)7.345 - 7.960

Estimated Calculated Facts


Effective Temperature5,082 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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