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MY Camelopardalis

MY Camelopardalis Facts

  • MY Camelopardalis is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Camelopardalis. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • MY Camelopardalis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (O6V((f))) of the star, the star's colour is blue - white.
  • The star is calculated at being about 24468.37 light years away from us. Distance

MY Camelopardalis's Alternative Names

MY Camelopardalis has alternative name(s) :- MY 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+56 864.

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

Location of MY Camelopardalis

The location of the main sequence 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 MY Camelopardalis, the location is 03 59 18.2928342761 and +57 14 13.753633333 .

Proper Motion of MY 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 0.78 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and 0.35 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.

Physical Properties of MY Camelopardalis

MY Camelopardalis Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of O6V((f)) , MY Camelopardalis's colour and type is blue - white main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is anything up to -1.00 degrees kelvin. This star is amongst the coldest stars in the universe.

Distance to MY Camelopardalis

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.13330 which gives a calculated distance to MY Camelopardalis of 24468.37 light years from the Earth or 7501.88 parsecs. It is about 143,840,380,722,444,647 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 1,547,363,042.51 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

Travel Time to MY Camelopardalis

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking44,102,223,951,631.18
Car120136,740,798,387.71
Airbus A38073622,294,695,389.30
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26921,386,105,533.42
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5410,693,038,830.22
New Horizons Probe33,000497,239,266.86
Speed of Light670,616,629.0024,468.37

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Additional MY Camelopardalis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameMY Camelopardalis
Alternative NamesMY Cam, BD+56 864
Spectral TypeO6V((f))
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourBlue
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCamelopardalis
Right Ascension (R.A.)03 59 18.2928342761
Declination (Dec.)+57 14 13.753633333
Distance from Earth0.13330 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 24468.37 Light Years
 7501.88 Parsecs
 1,547,363,042.51 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.0.77500 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.35200 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range30,000.00 - -1.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=my%20camelopardalis

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