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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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18 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 42.4°   Azimuth: 47.1°   Direction: North-East

18 Camelopardalis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

18 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, 18 Camelopardalis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 18 Camelopardalis is 0.113 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.222 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 18 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 18 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 18 Camelopardalis during the next 1000 years (1.88 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.70 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 18 Camelopardalis


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

Altitude: 42.4°
Azimuth: 47.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 18 Camelopardalis

18 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 18 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

05h 32m 33s
+57° 13’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 18 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 18 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 18 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 18 Camelopardalis from your location

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

18 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 18:44 UTC (altitude: 84.3°)

Distance of 18 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

18 Camelopardalis is distant 143.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

43.88 pc
143.05 ly
37 km/s
0.113 arcsec/year
-0.222 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 18 Camelopardalis

18 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 18 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 18 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 18 Camelopardalis

18 Camelopardalis