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19 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 66.8°   Azimuth: 317.5°   Direction: North-West

19 Camelopardalis is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

19 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 19 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 19 Camelopardalis:

6.15
Hypergiant

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

Altitude: 66.8°
Azimuth: 317.5°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 19 Camelopardalis

19 Camelopardalis is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 19 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

05h 37m 15s
+64° 09’ 16”
148.49°
16.68°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 19 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 19 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 19 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 19 Camelopardalis from your location

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

19 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 00:27 UTC (altitude: 77.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 19 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 19 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 19 Camelopardalis is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 19 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 19 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 19 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 19 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

19 Camelopardalis is distant 371.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

114.03 pc
371.72 ly
-12 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 19 Camelopardalis

19 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.86
A0V
10002K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 19 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 19 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

19 Camelopardalis star system properties

19 Camelopardalis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 19 Camelopardalis double sysyem:

6.15
10.15
4
1.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 19 Camelopardalis

19 Camelopardalis
SAO13550
SAO13550