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XX Camelopardalis, HD25878, HIP19340

XX Camelopardalis is a eruptive variable star that can be located in the constellation of Camelopardalis. The description is based on the spectral class. XX Camelopardalis is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

XX Camelopardalis's Alternative Names

HIP19340 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD25878.

XX Camelopardalis has alternative name(s) :- , XX 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+52 771.

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

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of XX 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 -2.41 ± 0.39 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and 0.78 ± 0.69 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 15.50 km/s with an error of about 3.00 km/s . 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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XX Camelopardalis Facts

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameXX Camelopardalis
Alternative NamesHD 25878, HIP 19340, BD+52 771, XX Cam
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCamelopardalis
Galactic Latitude1.12 degrees
Galactic Longitude149.84 degrees
Distance from Earth0.99 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 3294.58 Light Years
 1010.10 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.-2.41 ± 0.39 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.0.78 ± 0.69 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity15.50 ± 3.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassEruptive
Variable Star TypeEruptive s of the UV Ceti
Mean Variability Period in Days0.082
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)7.396 - 7.499

Sources and Links


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