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Camelopardalis

Quick Facts

Name:Camelopardalis
ka-MEL-oh-PAR-da-lis
Meaning:Giraffe
Abbreviation:Cam
Genitive:Camelopardalis
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -10°
Viewing Season:All year (circumpolar)
Best Seen In:February, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:December 4
Right Ascension:5.76 hours
Declination:70.3 degrees
Area:756.828 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Camelopardalis

About Camelopardalis

First described in 1614, this constellation was published by Bartschius in outline form only. He wrote that it represented the Camel that brought Rebecca to Issac. Proctor attempted to change its name to Camelus and it appeard that way by Mr. J. Ellard Gore in 1894 in his translation of Flammrion's Astronomie Popularie.

Neighboring Constellations

AurigaLynx
CassiopeiaPerseus
CepheusUrsa Major
DracoUrsa Minor
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