Camelopardalis


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Camelopardalis

(kă-mel-ŏ-par -dă-liss) (Giraffe) A large inconspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere near Ursa Major, its brightest stars being of 4th magnitude. It contains the prototype of the Z Camelopardalis dwarf novae stars. Abbrev.: Cam; genitive form: Camelopardalis; approx. position: RA 6h, dec +70°; area: 757 sq deg.

Camelopardalis

[ka‚mel·ə′pärd·əl·əs]
(astronomy)
Latin name for the Giraffe constellation of the northern hemisphere. Abbreviated Cam; Caml. Also known as Camelopardus; Giraffe.
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Camelopardalis is the 18th largest constellation by area in the sky despite having no stars brighter than mag 4, although it does boast of the asterism Kemble's Cascade.
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The Lynx and Camelopardalis wander the northwest horizon.
Using ultraviolet radiation from the supergiant star Alpha Camelopardalis like a flashlight from afar, WUPPE researchers found that certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light that pass through interstellar dust have little or no polarization -- a strong indication that the dust absorbs light rather than scatters the radiation, says Arthur D.
On the other side of the pole the 'W' of Queen Cassiopeia is also on the meridian with Camelopardalis and Cepheus to the left and right of her respectively.
Constellation Day Constellation Day Constellation 07 Dorado 15 Pictor 09 Auriga 17 Columba 13 LMC, Lepus, MOrion 23 Camelopardalis Date of midnight culmination.
One of the stars Patterson has been interested in for the past few years is MU Camelopardalis, or 1RXS J062518.
We report extensive photometry of the first confirmed superoutburst of NN Camelopardalis in 2007.
The lightcurve now extends to 104 observations, in part due to the magnitude 11 galaxy in Camelopardalis being in a circumpolar area for most patrol members.
His earliest variable star observations were of R Ursae Minoris and R Camelopardalis and date from 1892 May 30.
7 galaxy in Camelopardalis, was Tom's 118th supernova and was discovered on January 2.
The reticulated giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis Reticulata) is the tallest mammal in the world, growing up to 5,5min height and is among the most well-known of thenine giraffe subspecies.