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Camelopardalis

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Abbreviation Cam
Genitive Camelopardalis
Symbology the Giraffe
Right ascension 6 h
Declination +70°
Area 757 sq. deg.
Ranked 18th
Number of stars
(magnitude < 3)
0
Brightest star β Cam
(App. magnitude 4.03)
Meteor showers

None This is a celestial map of the constellation Camelopardalis, the Giraffe. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Leonid Meteor Shower From earliest times, humankind has noticed flurries of meteors that seemed to emanate from particular points in the sky at particular times of the year. ...

Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −10°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of February

Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. ... The celestial sphere is divided by the celestial equator. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Jakob Bartsch or Jacobus Bartschius (ca. ... Events January 24 - Alfonso Mendez, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. ... Petrus Plancius (1552–1622) was a Dutch astronomer, cartographer and clergyman. ...

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Notable features

Although Camelopardalis is the 18th largest constellation, it is not a particularly bright constellation, as the brightest stars are only of fourth magnitude.


β Camelopardalis is the brightest star, at apparent magnitude 4.03. This star is a double star, with components of magnitudes 4.0 and 7.4. Beta Camelopardalis (β Cam / β Camelopardalis) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Double Star is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. ...


The second brightest is CS Camelopardalis (which has neither a Bayer nor Flamsteed designation). It is of magnitude 4.21 (slightly variable). CS Camelopardalis (CS Cam) is a binary star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Many of the brighter stars are given names which are known as Bayer designations. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ... Most stars are of almost constant luminosity. ...


In some astronomical reference books, one will often see an alternate spelling of this constellation as Camelopardis.


In approximately 40000 years Voyager 1 will pass within 1.6 light years of AC+793888 in Camelopardalis. [1] A NASA artists rendition of a Voyager spacecraft The Voyager 1 spacecraft is an 815-kilogram unmanned probe of the outer solar system and beyond, launched September 5, 1977, and currently operational. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ...


Notable deep sky objects

NGC 2403 is a spiral galaxy approximately 11 million light years distant. It is of magnitude 8.4. NGC 1502 is an open cluster around 6,800 light years distant. It is of magnitude 6.0. Spiral Galaxy NGC 2403. ... A spiral galaxy is a type of galaxy in the Hubble sequence which is characterized by the following physical properties: Spiral Galaxy M74 presents a face-on view of its spiral arms. ... NGC 1502 is a small open cluster of approximately 45 stars in the constellation Camelopardalis, or the Giraffe. ... An open cluster is a group of up to a few thousand stars that were formed from the same giant molecular cloud, and are still loosely gravitationally bound to each other. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ...


Mythology

Camelopardalis has no mythology associated with its stars, as it is a modern constellation, first recorded by Jakob Bartsch. The faintness of the constellation, and that of the nearby constellation Lynx, lead to the early Greeks considering this area of the sky to be empty, and thus a desert. Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... Desert view in Saudi Arabia. ...


However, as a desert, together with other features in the Zodiac sign of Gemini (i.e. the Milky Way, and the constellations Gemini, Orion, Auriga, and Canis Major), this may be the origin of the myth of the cattle of Geryon, which forms one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles. Zodiac signs, 16th century , medieval woodcuts The zodiac is an historical astronomical coordinate system based on the division of the ecliptic[1] into twelve equal signs, each sign defining a specific ecliptic longitude of 30 degrees. ... Gemini (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Gemini (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... In Greek mythology, Geryon (Geryones,Geyron), son of Chrysaor and Callirhoe, was a winged titan and the king of Erytheia island, now Spain province of Cadiz, in the far west of the Mediterranean. ... Hercules and the Hydra by Antonio Pollaiuolo The Twelve Labours (Greek: dodekathlos) of Heracles (Latin: Hercules) are a series of archaic episodes connected by a later continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes. ... For the son of Alexander the Great, see Heracles (Macedon). ...




Graphic visualization

Diagram of a fuller way to connect the stars of the constellation Camelopardalis, in order to show a giraffe.
Diagram of a fuller way to connect the stars of the constellation Camelopardalis, in order to show a giraffe.

The stars of the constellation Camelopardalis can be connected in a fuller way, which graphically shows a giraffe. Image File history File links Camelopardalis_constellation_map_visualization. ... Image File history File links Camelopardalis_constellation_map_visualization. ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. ...


The giraffe's body consists of the quadrangle of stars α Camelopardalis, β Camelopardalis, BE Camelopardalis, and γ Camelopardalis: α and β Camelopardalis being of the fourth magnitude. Alpha Camelopardalis (α Cam / α Camelopardalis) is a blue supergiant star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Beta Camelopardalis (β Cam / β Camelopardalis) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... BE Camelopardalis (BE Cam) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Gamma Camelopardalis (γ Cam / γ Camelopardalis) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ...


The stars HR 2209 and M Camelopardalis form the head of the giraffe, and the stars M Camelopardalis and α Camelopardalis form the giraffe's long neck. HD 42818 is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... M Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... A human head In anatomy, the head of an animal is the anterior part (from anatomical position) that usually comprises the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth (all of which aid in various sensory functions, such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste). ... The neck is the part of the body on many limbed vertebrates that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk. ...


Stars beta Camelopardalis and 7 Camelopardalis form the giraffe's front leg, and variable stars BE Camelopardalis and CS Camelopardalis form the giraffe's hind leg. 7 Camelopardalis is a triple star system in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Most stars are of almost constant luminosity. ... CS Camelopardalis (CS Cam) is a binary star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ...


References

Notable and named stars

BD F Names and other designations Right ascension Declination Mag. Ly away Comments
β 10 Beta Camelopardalis 05h03m25.1s +60°26′32″ 4.03 1000
CS Camelopardalis 03h29m04.1s +59°56′25″ 4.21v >4300
α 9 Alpha Camelopardalis 04h54m03.0s +66°20′34″ 4.29 >6900
7 7 Camelopardalis 04h57m17.2s +53°45′08″ 4.47 376
BE Camelopardalis 03h49m31.2s +65°31′34″ 4.47v 965
M M Camelopardalis 07h00m04s +76°58′39″ 4.55 187
γ Gamma Camelopardalis 03h50m21.5s +71°19′56″ 4.63 335
HD_42818, HR 2209 06h18m50.8s +69°19′11″ 4.76 176
VZ Camelopardalis 07h31m04.4s +82°24′41″ 4.92v 473
3 3 Camelopardalis 04h39m54.7s +53°04′47″ 5.05 496
11 11 Camelopardalis, BV Camelopardalis 05h06m08.5s +58°58′21″ 5.08v 671
43 43 Camelopardalis 06h53m42.2s +68°53′18″ 5.12 1000
42 42 Camelopardalis 06h50m57.1s +67°34′19″ 5.14 867
31 31 Camelopardalis, TU Camelopardalis 05h54m57.8s +59°53′18″ 5.20v 405
16 16 Camelopardalis 05h23m27.8s +57°32′40″ 5.28
4 4 Camelopardalis 04h48m00.3s +56°45′26″ 5.30
36 36 Camelopardalis 06h12m51.1s +65°43′06″ 5.32
2 2 Camelopardalis 04h39m58.1s +53°28′23″ 5.35
40 40 Camelopardalis 06h15m40.6s +59°59′57″ 5.35
37 37 Camelopardalis 06h09m59.1s +58°56′09″ 5.36
17 17 Camelopardalis 05h30m10.2s +63°04′02″ 5.42
5 5 Camelopardalis 04h55m03.1s +55°15′33″ 5.52
1 1 Camelopardalis 04h32m01.8s +53°54′39″ 5.77
51 51 Camelopardalis 07h46m40.1s +65°27′21″ 5.92
26 26 Camelopardalis 05h46m30.4s +56°06′56″ 5.94 193
53 53 Camelopardalis, AX Camleopardalis 08h01m42.4s +60°19′28″ 6.01v 321
24 24 Camelopardalis 05h43m01.6s +56°34′54″ 6.05
8 8 Camelopardalis 04h59m46.3s +53°09′20″ 6.08
12 12 Camelopardalis, BM Camelopardalis 05h06m12.2s +59°01′16″ 6.08v 625
15 15 Camelopardalis 05h19m27.8s +58°07′02″ 6.13
30 30 Camelopardalis 05h52m17.4s +58°57′51″ 6.14
19 19 Camelopardalis 05h37m15.1s +64°09′17″ 6.15
23 23 Camelopardalis 05h44m08.6s +61°28′36″ 6.17
47 47 Camelopardalis 07h22m17.2s +59°54′07″ 6.35
18 18 Camelopardalis 05h32m33.8s +57°13′16″ 6.48
49 49 Camelopardalis, BC Camelopardalis 07h46m27.4s +62°49′50″ 6.49v 265
14 14 Camelopardalis 05h13m31.3s +62°41′29″ 6.50
29 29 Camelopardalis 05h50m34.0s +56°55′08″ 6.53
28 28 Camelopardalis 05h46m54.60s +56°55′26.4″ 6.79 622
22 22 Camelopardalis 05h39m05.43s +56°21′36.4″ 7.03 196

Source: The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed., The Hipparcos Catalogue, ESA SP-1200 Many of the brighter stars are given names which are known as Bayer designations. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... Beta Camelopardalis (β Cam / β Camelopardalis) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... CS Camelopardalis (CS Cam) is a binary star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Alpha Cygni variables are variable stars which exhibit non-radial pulsations. ... Alpha Camelopardalis (α Cam / α Camelopardalis) is a blue supergiant star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... 7 Camelopardalis is a triple star system in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... BE Camelopardalis (BE Cam) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... An irregular variable is a type of variable star in which variations in brightness show no regular periodicity. ... M Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Gamma Camelopardalis (γ Cam / γ Camelopardalis) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... HD 42818 is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... VZ Camelopardalis (VZ Cam) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Semiregular variable stars are giants or supergiants of intermediate and late spectral type showing considerable periodicity in their light changes, accompanied or sometimes interrupted by various irregularities. ... 3 Camelopardalis is a spectroscopic binary in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Cepheid in the Spiral Galaxy M100 A Cepheid variable or Cepheid is a member of a particular class of variable stars, notable for a fairly tight correlation between their period of variability and absolute luminosity. ... 11 Camelopardalis is a star system in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Double Star is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. ... Gamma Cassiopeiae variables are variable stars which exhibit irregular variations in their luminosity due to the outflow of matter from the star. ... 43 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... 42 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... 31 Camelopardalis is an eclipsing spectroscopic binary in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Animation showing how an eclipsing binary stars light intensity changes as they orbit An eclipsing binary star is a binary star in which the orbit plane of the two stars lies so nearly in the line of sight of the observer that the components undergo mutual eclipses. ... 26 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... 53 Camelopardalis is a spectroscopic binary in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Alpha2 Canum Venaticorum variables are main sequence variable stars of spectral class B8p to A7p. ... 12 Camelopardalis is a spectroscopic binary in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Double Star is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. ... RS Canum Venaticorum variables are a type of variable star. ... 49 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... Alpha2 Canum Venaticorum variables are main sequence variable stars of spectral class B8p to A7p. ... 28 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ... 22 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. ...


See also


Constellations introduced by Jakob Bartsch in his 1624 text Usus Astronomicus Planisphaerii Stellati Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Jakob Bartsch or Jacobus Bartschius (ca. ... Events January 24 - Alfonso Mendez, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. ...

Camelopardalis | Monoceros


Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ...

The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula

Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks. ... Apus (Latin for bird of paradise) is a faint southern constellation, not visible to the ancient Greeks. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode ♒) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Caelum (Latin for chisel, and similar to Latin for of the Sky) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (Latin for crab, symbol , Unicode ♋) is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Canes Venatici (Latin for hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. ... Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Carina (Latin for keel) is a southern constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For other uses of the word, see chameleon (disambiguation) Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination −50 to −60 degrees) constellations. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... For other meanings of the word Cygnus, see Cygnus (disambiguation) Cygnus (from the Latin for swan) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Other uses: dorado is used in the fisheries of some Latin American countries to denote the edible fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus Dorado is also the name of mythical Latin American warriors. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Fornax (Latin for furnace) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Fornax Chemica (Latin for chemical furnace). ... Gemini (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Horologium (Latin for clock) is one of the lesser southern constellations (declination around -60 degrees). ... Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Indus is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Lepus (Latin for Hare) is a constellation, lying just south of Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by him. ... Libra (Latin for balance, symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... Lyra (Latin for Lyre) is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union. ... Mensa (Latin for Table) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae (Latin for table mountain). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ... Norma (Latin for Normal, i. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... PENIS, being Latin for your small cock, is a southern constellation. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Pictor, being Latin for easel, is one of the minor southern (declination -50 to -60) constellations. ... Pisces (Latin for fish (plural), symbol , Unicode ♓) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Puppis (Latin for poop deck) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Reticulum (Latin for reticle), is one of the minor southern (declination -60 degrees) constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... Sagittarius (Latin for Archer, symbol , Unicode ♐) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... Taurus (Latin for bull, symbol , Unicode ♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Telescopium (Latin for Telescope) is a minor southern constellation identified and named by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, the 18th century French astronomer, a student of the southern skies. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Triangulum Australe is a small southern constellation whose three brightest stars, of second and third magnitude, form an approximately equilateral triangle. ... Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Vela (Latin for sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being; Carina (constellation), Puppis and Pyxis. ... Virgo (Latin for virgin, symbol , Unicode ♍) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ...

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Camelopardalis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (434 words)
The faintness of the constellation, and that of the nearby constellation Lynx, lead to the early Greeks considering this area of the sky to be empty, and thus a desert.
The giraffe's body consists of the quadrangle of stars α Camelopardalis, β Camelopardalis, BE Camelopardalis, and γ Camelopardalis: α and β Camelopardalis being of the fourth magnitude.
Stars beta Camelopardalis and 7 Camelopardalis form the giraffe's front leg, and variable stars BE Camelopardalis and CS Camelopardalis form the giraffe's hind leg.
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