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8 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 73.2°   Azimuth: 73.4°   Direction: East-North-East

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

8 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, 8 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 8 Camelopardalis:


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

Altitude: 73.2°
Azimuth: 73.4°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 8 Camelopardalis

8 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 8 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

04h 59m 46s
+53° 09’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 8 Camelopardalis in the sky:

Finder chart 8 Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for 8 Camelopardalis.

Visibility of 8 Camelopardalis from your location

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

8 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 23:38 UTC (altitude: 88.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 8 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 8 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 8 Camelopardalis is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 8 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 8 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 8 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 8 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

8 Camelopardalis is distant 767.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

235.29 pc
767.06 ly
-2 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 8 Camelopardalis

8 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 8 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 8 Camelopardalis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 8 Camelopardalis

8 Camelopardalis