Camelopardalis We look through the shutter of the 2.3-meter telescope of Steward Observatory at the dome of the four-meter telescope atop Kitt Peak in Arizona. Polaris (the luminary of Ursa Minor), its little " Engagement Ring" just above it, Delta Ursae Minoris below, shines toward the bottom of the picture. 2 UMi, orphaned in Cepheus, lies up and to the left of Polaris. With the main figure of Camelopardalis near the top (Alpha Cam the left-hand star of the two nearly obscured by the telescope's framework, Gamma Cam down and to the left) the photo features a detailed view of the northern part of the constellation, which is seen nearly overhead, north down and a bit to the right. (Beta Cam is completely hidden toward upper right.)

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.