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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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Giraffa camelopardis was a curious toy, the kind of strange beast that provided entertainment to the lower classes or "lesser races.
Indeed, seeing Cepheus, Draco, Camelopardis and Ursa Minor was quite strange.