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Camelopardalis (Giraffe)

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Camelopardalis is the brightest star, at a magnitude of 4.03. This star is a double star, with components of magnitudes 4.0 and 7.4. The second brightest is CS Camelopardalis, which has neither a Bayer nor a Flamsteed designation. It is of magnitude 4.21 and is slightly variable.

H. A. Rey has suggested an alternative way to connect the stars of Camelopardalis into a giraffe figure.

Neighbouring Constellations

Draco (Dragon)

Ursa Minor (Little Bear (Dipper))

Cepheus (Cepheus)

Perseus (Perseus)

Lynx (Lynx)

Ursa Major (Great Bear (Dipper))

Cassiopeia (Cassiopeia)

Auriga (Charioteer)

Picture of Camelopardalis