BE Camelopardalis

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BE Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 03h 49m 31.2819s
Declination +65° 31′ 33.501″
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.47
Spectral type M2 II[1]
U−B color index 2.13
B−V color index 1.88
R−I color index 1.42
Variable type Irregular variable
Radial velocity (Rv) −3.3 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −2.5 mas/yr
Dec.: −13.98 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 3.38 ± 0.63 mas
Distance approx. 1,000 ly
(approx. 300 pc)
Temperature 3,625[1] K
Other designations
HD 23475, HIP 17884, SAO 12916.
Database references
Data sources:
Hipparcos Catalogue,
CCDM (2002),
Bright Star Catalogue (5th rev. ed.)

BE Camelopardalis (BE Cam) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

BE Camelopardalis is a red M-type bright giant with a mean apparent magnitude of +4.39. It is approximately 965 light years from Earth. It is classified as an irregular variable star and its brightness varies from magnitude +4.35 to +4.48.


  1. ^ a b Levesque, Emily M. et al. (August 2005), "The Effective Temperature Scale of Galactic Red Supergiants: Cool, but Not As Cool As We Thought", The Astrophysical Journal 628 (2): 973–985, arXiv:astro-ph/0504337, Bibcode:2005ApJ...628..973L, doi:10.1086/430901 

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