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43 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis.
43 Camelopardalis is a blue-white B-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.11. It is approximately 1000 light years distant from Earth.
In Chinese, 紫微右垣 (Zǐ Wēi Yòu Yuán), meaning Right Wall of Purple Forbidden Enclosure, refers to an asterism consisting of 43 Camelopardalis, α Draconis, κ Draconis, λ Draconis, 24 Ursae Majoris, α Camelopardalis and BK Camelopardalis. Consequently, 43 Camelopardalis itself is known as 紫微右垣五 (Zǐ Wēi Yòu Yuán wǔ, English: the Fifth Star of Right Wall of Purple Forbidden Enclosure.), representing 上衛 (Shǎngwèi), meaning First Imperial Guard. 上衛 (Shǎngwèi) is westernized into Shang Wei by R.H. Allen, the meaning is "Higher Guard", but it is not cleared designation