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53 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 62.3°   Azimuth: 52.5°   Direction: North-East

53 Camelopardalis is a variable star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

53 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, 53 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 53 Camelopardalis:


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

Altitude: 62.3°
Azimuth: 52.5°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 53 Camelopardalis

53 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 53 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

08h 01m 42s
+60° 19’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 53 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 53 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 53 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 53 Camelopardalis from your location

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

53 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 03:22 UTC (altitude: 81.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 53 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 53 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 53 Camelopardalis is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 53 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 53 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 53 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 53 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

53 Camelopardalis is distant 320.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

98.43 pc
320.87 ly
-5 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 53 Camelopardalis

53 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class A2 53 Camelopardalis is also a SrCrEu chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 53 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 53 Camelopardalis

53 Camelopardalis