CE Camelopardalis

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CE Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 03h 29m 54.7438s
Declination +58° 52′ 43.499″
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.6
Spectral type A0Iab:
U−B color index -0.11
B−V color index 0.56
R−I color index 0.5
Variable type Alpha Cygni variable
Radial velocity (Rv) -6 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 1.94 mas/yr
Dec.: -1.14 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 1.32 ± 0.72 mas
Distance approx. 2,000 ly
(approx. 800 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -4.85
Other designations
HD 21389, BD+58° 607, HIP 16281, HR 1040, SAO 24061.
Database references
Data sources:
Hipparcos Catalogue,
CCDM (2002),
Bright Star Catalogue (5th rev. ed.)

CE Camelopardalis is a variable star in reflection nebula VDB 15, in the constellation Camelopardalis. Since 1943, the spectrum of this star has served as one of the stable anchor points by which other stars are classified.[1]


  1. ^ Garrison, R. F. (December 1993), "Anchor Points for the MK System of Spectral Classification", Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 25: 1319, Bibcode:1993AAS...183.1710G, retrieved 2012-02-04 

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