5 Camelopardalis

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5 Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 04h 55m 03.12443s[1]
Declination +55° 15′ 32.7912″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.522[2]
Spectral type B9.5V[3]
U−B color index +0.001[2]
B−V color index +0.038[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) +2.4[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -16.96[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -8.65[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 5.26 ± 0.59[1] mas
Distance approx. 620 ly
(approx. 190 pc)
Luminosity 178[5] L
Temperature 8,475[5] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 102[6] km/s
Other designations
BD+55° 941, FK5 2367, HD 30958, HIP 22854, HR 1555, SAO 24904.
Database references
Data sources:
Hipparcos Catalogue,
CCDM (2002),
Bright Star Catalogue (5th rev. ed.)

5 Camelopardalis is a star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Camelopardalis. With an apparent magnitude of 5.5, it can be seen with the naked eye. This is a B-type main sequence star with a stellar classification of B9.5V.[3] It is spinning rapidly with a projected rotational velocity of 102 km/s,[6] and is radiating 178 the luminosity of the Sun.[5] It has a probable astrometric companion at an angular separation of 12.9″.[7] The pair are located about 620 light years away.[1]


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  4. ^ Wilson, R. E. (1953), General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities, Carnegie Institute of Washington D.C., Bibcode:1953GCRV..C......0W 
  5. ^ a b c McDonald, I.; et al. (2012), "Fundamental Parameters and Infrared Excesses of Hipparcos Stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 427 (1): 343–57, arXiv:1208.2037free to read, Bibcode:2012MNRAS.427..343M, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21873.x 
  6. ^ a b Royer, F.; et al. (February 2007), "Rotational velocities of A-type stars. III. Velocity distributions", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 463 (2): 671–682, arXiv:astro-ph/0610785free to read, Bibcode:2007A&A...463..671R, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20065224 
  7. ^ Eggleton, P. P.; et al. (September 2008), "A catalogue of multiplicity among bright stellar systems", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 389 (2): 869–879, arXiv:0806.2878free to read, Bibcode:2008MNRAS.389..869E, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13596.x 

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