TX Camelopardalis

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TX Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 05h 00m 50.39s
Declination +56° 10′ 52″
Apparent magnitude (V)  ?
Spectral type M8/10III[1]
Variable type Mira-type
Distance ≈1271[2] ly
(≈390 [2] pc)
Mass ≥1.5 M
Radius 305-727[1] R
Luminosity >3300? L
Temperature ≈2500? K
Other designations
TX Camelopardalis, TX Cam, Hetzler II 1, IRAS 04566+5606, IRC +60150, JP11 5557, RAFGL 664, SVS 778, AAVSO 0452+56

TX Camelopardalis (abbreviated TX Cam) is a Mira-type variable star in the constellation Camelopardalis. It is a classical Long period variable star with pulsational period of 557.4 days.[3] Water masers have been observed around the star.[2]


  1. ^ a b Kemball & Diamond (1997). "Imaging the Magnetic Field in the Atmosphere of TX Camelopardalis". Astrophysical Journal Letters 481: 111–114. Bibcode:1997ApJ...481L.111K. doi:10.1086/310664. 
  2. ^ a b c Kemball; Diamond, Philip J.; Gonidakis, Ioannis; Mitra, Modhurita; Yim, Kijeong; Pan, Kuo-Chuan; Chiang, Hsin-Fang (2009). "Multi-epoch imaging polarimetry of the SiO masers in the extended atmosphere of the Mira variable TX Cam". The Astrophysical Journal 698 (2): 1721–1739. arXiv:0904.2621. Bibcode:2009ApJ...698.1721K. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/698/2/1721. 
  3. ^ Kholopov; et al. (1985). "General Catalogue of Variable Stars: compilation and processing". Abastumanskaya Astrofiz. Obs. Byull. 59: 57–70. Bibcode:1985AbaOB..59...57S.