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23 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 23.5°   Azimuth: 7.3°   Direction: North

23 Camelopardalis is a giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

23 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 23 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 23 Camelopardalis:

6.15
Giant

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

Altitude: 23.5°
Azimuth: 7.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 23 Camelopardalis

23 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 23 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

05h 44m 08s
+61° 28’ 36”
151.34°
16.12°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 23 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 23 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 23 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 23 Camelopardalis from your location

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

23 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 12:25 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 23 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 23 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 23 Camelopardalis is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 23 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 23 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 23 Camelopardalis during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 23 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

23 Camelopardalis is distant 317.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

97.47 pc
317.74 ly
-4 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 23 Camelopardalis

23 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class G5

1.21
G5
4996K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 23 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 23 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 23 Camelopardalis

23 Camelopardalis
SAO13590
SAO13590