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36 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 48.9°   Azimuth: 38.1°   Direction: North-East

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

36 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 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 36 Camelopardalis:


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

Altitude: 48.9°
Azimuth: 38.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Camelopardalis

36 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 36 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

06h 12m 51s
+65° 43’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 36 Camelopardalis from your location

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

36 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 01:38 UTC (altitude: 75.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 36 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 36 Camelopardalis is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 36 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

36 Camelopardalis is distant 641.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

196.85 pc
641.73 ly
7 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Camelopardalis

36 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Camelopardalis

36 Camelopardalis