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26 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 18.9°   Azimuth: 11.9°   Direction: North-North-East

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

26 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 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 26 Camelopardalis:


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

Altitude: 18.9°
Azimuth: 11.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Camelopardalis

26 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 26 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

05h 46m 30s
+56° 06’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 26 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 26 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 26 Camelopardalis from your location

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

26 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 12:28 UTC (altitude: 85.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Camelopardalis is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 26 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

26 Camelopardalis is distant 193.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

59.21 pc
193.01 ly
21 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.056 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Camelopardalis

26 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 26 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 26 Camelopardalis

26 Camelopardalis