Though it sprawls across most of the picture, the modern constellation
Camelopardalis, the Giraffe, is represented by only
a few modest stars near its western end. The constellation is seen
as rising with north up and to the left. No star has a proper name
and only three carry Greek letter names. Alpha is in the center
of the picture. Beta, the constellation's brightest star, is down and to the
right of Alpha, while Gamma is up and to the left.
At the right lower edge is Capella in Auriga,
at the right edge Mirfak in Perseus, and
at the upper left corner Polaris in
Ursa Minor. The stars of western Lynx (the Lynx) appear near the
lower edge just left of center.
To see a labelled image, push the star:
|See a more detailed view of northern Camelopardalis.