Constellation The Giraffe

Camelopardalis (The Giraffe): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Giraffe
  • Best seen in: February
  • Family: Ursa Major
  • Latitude: +90° to -10°

Camelopardalis or The Giraffe is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Ursa Major constellation family. Camelopardalis is best seen in February (from latitudes +90° to -10°).

Camelopardalis represents the giraffe, which was once known as a camel-leopard. Camelopardalis lies in the far northern sky between the head of the Great Bear and Cassiopeia, an area that was left blank by the Greeks because it contains no stars brighter than fourth magnitude. It does have three stars with known planets and the meteor shower called The October Camelopardalis.

Camelopardalis Constellation Map

Camelopardalis Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Giraffe (Camelopardalis)

The constellation Camelopardalis contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Beta Camelopardalis
  • CS Camelopardalis
  • 1694 Camelopardalis
  • VZ Camelopardalis
  • Kemble’s Cascade

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Camelopardalis include: NGC 2403, NGC 1502, NGC 2366, NGC 1569, IC 342.

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