CS Camelopardalis

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CS Camelopardalis
Camelopardalis constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of CS Camelopardalis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension  03h 29m 04.13196s[1]
Declination +59° 56′ 25.1970″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.22[2] (4.19 - 4.23[3])
Spectral type B9 Ia[4]
U−B color index −0.23[2]
B−V color index +0.41[2]
R−I color index +0.38[2]
Variable type α Cyg[5]
Radial velocity (Rv)−5.10[6] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −2.24[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −0.90[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π)0.76 ± 0.89[1] mas
Distance975[7] pc
Absolute magnitude (MV)−7.10[7]
Mass19[8] M
Radius85.7[8] R
Luminosity75,900[9] L
Surface gravity (log g)1.65[4] cgs
Temperature10,800[4] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i)30[10] km/s
Other designations
ADS 2544, BD+59°660, CCDM 03291+5956, GC 4113, HD 21291, HIP 16228, HR 1035, SAO 24054, WDS J03291+5956
Database references
Data sources:
Hipparcos Catalogue,
CCDM (2002),
Bright Star Catalogue (5th rev. ed.)

CS Camelopardalis (CS Cam) is a binary star in reflection nebula VdB 14, in the constellation Camelopardalis.

It forms a group of stars known as the Camelopardalis R1 association, part of the Cam OB1 association. The near-identical supergiant CE Camelopardalis is located half a degree to the south.

The primary component, CS Camelopardalis A, is a blue-white B-type supergiant with a mean apparent magnitude of 4.21m. It is classified as an Alpha Cygni type variable star and its brightness varies from magnitude 4.19m to 4.23m. Its companion, CS Camelopardalis B, is a magnitude 8.7m star located 2.9 arcseconds from the primary.[11]


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