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12 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 53.4°   Azimuth: 308.1°   Direction: North-West

12 Camelopardalis is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

12 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 Camelopardalis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 12 Camelopardalis:


12 Camelopardalis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.4°
Azimuth: 308.1°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Camelopardalis

12 Camelopardalis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 12 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

05h 06m 12s
+59° 01’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 12 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 12 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 12 Camelopardalis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

12 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 00:23 UTC (altitude: 82.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 12 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 12 Camelopardalis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 12 Camelopardalis is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 12 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 12 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 12 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 12 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

12 Camelopardalis is distant 624.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

191.57 pc
624.52 ly
-8 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 12 Camelopardalis

12 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 12 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

12 Camelopardalis star system properties

12 Camelopardalis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 12 Camelopardalis double sysyem:

180.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of 12 Camelopardalis

12 Camelopardalis