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40 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 81.0°   Azimuth: 16.4°   Direction: North-North-East

40 Camelopardalis is a double giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

40 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 40 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 40 Camelopardalis:


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

Altitude: 81.0°
Azimuth: 16.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 40 Camelopardalis

40 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 40 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

06h 15m 40s
+59° 59’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 40 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 40 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 40 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 40 Camelopardalis from your location

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

40 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 01:33 UTC (altitude: 81.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 40 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 40 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 40 Camelopardalis is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 40 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 40 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 40 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 40 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

40 Camelopardalis is distant 498.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

152.91 pc
498.47 ly
12 km/s
0.033 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 40 Camelopardalis

40 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 40 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 40 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

40 Camelopardalis star system properties

40 Camelopardalis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 40 Camelopardalis double sysyem:

102.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 40 Camelopardalis

40 Camelopardalis