CQ Camelopardalis

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CQ Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 03h 24m 40.555745s[1]
Declination +64° 35′ 09.5771″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.15-5.27[2]
Spectral type M0II[2]
U−B color index 2.06
B−V color index 2.08
R−I color index 1.23
Variable type Lc[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) -22.20 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -2.86 mas/yr
Dec.: 0.87 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 1.59 ± 0.34 mas
Distance approx. 2,100 ly
(approx. 600 pc)
Luminosity 17153[3] L
Temperature 3598[3] K
Other designations
HD 20797, BD+64° 391, HIC 15890, HIP 15890, FK5 1096, HR 1009, SAO 12743.
Database references
Data sources:
Hipparcos Catalogue,
CCDM (2002),
Bright Star Catalogue (5th rev. ed.)

CQ Camelopardalis is a variable star in the constellation Camelopardalis. A red giant of spectral type M0II, it varies irregularly from magnitude 5.15 to 5.27.[2] Located around 628 parsecs distant, it shines with a luminosity approximately 17153 times that of the Sun and has a surface temperature of 3598 K.[3]


  1. ^ a b Van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 474 (2): 653. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. arXiv:0708.1752Freely accessible. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357. 
  2. ^ a b c d Otero, Sebastian Alberto (15 August 2011). "CQ Camelopardalis". The International Variable Star Index. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c McDonald, I.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Boyer, M. L. (2012). "Fundamental Parameters and Infrared Excesses of Hipparcos Stars". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 427 (1): 343–57. Bibcode:2012MNRAS.427..343M. arXiv:1208.2037Freely accessible. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21873.x.