α Camelopardalis (alpha Camelopardalis)
α Camelopardalis is a supergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.
α Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 4.29. Because of its moderate brightness, α Camelopardalis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about α Camelopardalis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of α Camelopardalis
α 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 α Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of α Camelopardalis in the sky:
Visibility of α Camelopardalis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
α Camelopardalis (alpha Camelopardalis) is circumpolar and transits at 16:42 UTC (altitude: 75.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of α Camelopardalis
The image below is a photograph of α 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 α Camelopardalis is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of α Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement
α Camelopardalis is distant 6,936.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of α Camelopardalis
α Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class O9 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.