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42 Camelopardalis

42 Camelopardalis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

42 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 5.14. Because of its reltive faintness, 42 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 42 Camelopardalis:

42 Camelopardalis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 46°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 42 Camelopardalis

42 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 42 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

06h 50m 57s
+67° 34’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 42 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 42 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 42 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 42 Camelopardalis from your location

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

42 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 14:27 UTC (altitude: 73.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 42 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 42 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 42 Camelopardalis is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 42 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 42 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 42 Camelopardalis during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 42 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

42 Camelopardalis is distant 867.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

265.96 pc
867.02 ly
5 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 42 Camelopardalis

42 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 42 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 42 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 42 Camelopardalis

42 Camelopardalis