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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Camelopardalis in the sky:
Visibility of 12 Camelopardalis from your location
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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: