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2 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 31.9°   Azimuth: 42.4°   Direction: North-East

2 Camelopardalis is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

2 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 2 Camelopardalis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 2 Camelopardalis is 0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.092 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 2 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 2 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 2 Camelopardalis during the next 1000 years (0.77 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.53 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 2 Camelopardalis


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

Altitude: 31.9°
Azimuth: 42.4°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 2 Camelopardalis

2 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 2 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

04h 39m 58s
+53° 28’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 2 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 2 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 2 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 2 Camelopardalis from your location

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

2 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 18:27 UTC (altitude: 88.0°)

Distance of 2 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

2 Camelopardalis is distant 277.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

85.03 pc
277.21 ly
20 km/s
0.046 arcsec/year
-0.092 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 2 Camelopardalis

2 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 2 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 2 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

2 Camelopardalis star system properties

2 Camelopardalis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 2 Camelopardalis double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 2 Camelopardalis

2 Camelopardalis