BE Camelopardalis

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BE Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 03h 49m 31.27989s[1]
Declination +65° 31′ 33.5015″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) (4.35 - 4.48[2])
Spectral type M2 II[3]
U−B color index 2.13
B−V color index 1.88
R−I color index 1.42
Variable type Lc[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) −1.7[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −4.03[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −13.82[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 4.10 ± 0.46[1] mas
Distance approx. 800 ly
(approx. 240 pc)
Mass 2.93[5] M
Luminosity 5,471[5] L
Temperature 3,625[3] K
Other designations
BE Cam, BD+65° 369, HR 1155, HD 23475, HIP 17884, SAO 12916
Database references

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.


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