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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." The ability of the scientists to place the giraffe taxonomically was just another example, in the view of the French, of their superiority to other cultures and peoples--a sense of superiority that helped propel them to occupy Algeria three years later and to embark on other imperial ventures.
Philip Diamond (Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Great Britain) and Athol Kemball (NRAO) are using the VLBA at a wavelength of 7 mm to image silicon monoxide masers in the extended atmosphere of one Mira variable, TX Camelopardis. TX Cam has been imaged every two weeks throughout its entire 1.5-year pulsation period - an observing program that was impossible until the construction of the VLBA.
Indeed, seeing Cepheus, Draco, Camelopardis and Ursa Minor was quite strange.