CAMELOPARDALIS

See a more detailed view of northern Camelopardalis.
Camelopardalis 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:

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.