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CW Camelopardalis

CW Camelopardalis Facts

CW Camelopardalis's Alternative Names

HIP17361 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD22830.

CW Camelopardalis has alternative name(s) :- , CW 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+57 739.

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

Proper Motion of CW Camelopardalis

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving 2.32 ± 0.74 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -3.27 ± 0.96 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

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 CW Camelopardalis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCW Camelopardalis
Alternative NamesHD 22830, HIP 17361, BD+57 739, CW Cam
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCamelopardalis
Galactic Latitude2.01 degrees
Galactic Longitude144.36 degrees
Distance from Earth1.53 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 2131.79 Light Years
 653.59 Parsecs
 134,811,675.33 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.2.32 ± 0.74 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-3.27 ± 0.96 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeSlow Irregular
Mean Variability Period in Days0.160
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)8.305 - 8.516

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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