43 Camelopardalis

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43 Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 06h53m42.2s
Declination +68°53′18″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.11
Distance 1000 ± 190 ly
(310 ± 60 pc)
Spectral type B7III
Other designations
HR 2511, HD 49340, BD+69°394, FK5 259, HIP 33104, SAO 13986, GC 8957

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.

Chinese name[edit]

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.[1] 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.),[citation needed] representing 上衛 (Shǎngwèi), meaning First Imperial Guard.[2] 上衛 (Shǎngwèi) is westernized into Shang Wei by R.H. Allen, the meaning is "Higher Guard", but it is not cleared designation[3]


  1. ^ (Chinese) 中國星座神話, written by 陳久金. Published by 台灣書房出版有限公司, 2005, ISBN 978-986-7332-25-7.
  2. ^ English-Chinese Glossary of Chinese Star Regions, Asterisms and Star Name, Hong Kong Space Museum. Accessed on line November 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Richard Hinckley Allen: Star Names — Their Lore and Meaning: Camelopardalis