Beta Camelopardalis

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β Camelopardalis
Camelopardalis constellation map.png
Location of β Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 05h 03m 25.0901s
Declination +60° 26′ 32.084″
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.032
Characteristics
Spectral type G1Ib–II
U−B color index 0.63
B−V color index 0.92
R−I color index 0.45
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) −1.7 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −6.11 mas/yr
Dec.: −14.78 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 3.27 ± 0.74 mas
Distance approx. 1,000 ly
(approx. 310 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) −3.47
Details
Mass 6.6 M
Radius 62 R
Luminosity 3975 L
Temperature 5,940 K
Rotation 19 km/s
0,008 Year
Other designations
10 Camelopardalis, HR 1603, HD 31910, BD+60° 856, FK5 182, HIP 23522, SAO 13351.
Database references
SIMBAD data
Data sources:
Hipparcos Catalogue,
CCDM (2002),
Bright Star Catalogue (5th rev. ed.)

Beta Camelopardalis (β Cam / β Camelopardalis) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

β Camelopardalis is a yellow G-type supergiant with an apparent magnitude of +4.03. This is a double star, with components of magnitudes 4.0 and 7.4. It is approximately 1000 light years from Earth.

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