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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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51 Camelopardalis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 48.1°   Azimuth: 321.9°   Direction: North-West

51 Camelopardalis is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

51 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its faintness, 51 Camelopardalis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 51 Camelopardalis

Finder chart 51 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 51 Camelopardalis.

51 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 51 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

07h 46m 40s
+65° 27’ 20”
150.76°
30.2°
Camelopardalis
Image of 51 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 51 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 51 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 51 Camelopardalis

5.92
Giant

0.88
K2
4348K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 51 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 51 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 51 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

51 Camelopardalis is distant 331.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

101.83 pc
331.98 ly
-29 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 51 Camelopardalis

51 Camelopardalis
SAO14321
SAO14321

Visibility of 51 Camelopardalis from your location

51 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 13:49 UTC (altitude: 76.0°)