U Camelopardalis

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Coordinates: Sky map 03h 41m 48.17393s, +62° 38′ 54.3906″

U Camelopardalis
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U Camelopardalis is a bright star surrounded by a tenuous shell of gas. Its atmosphere contains more carbon than oxygen.
Observational data
Epoch: J2000
Constellation: Camelopardalis[1]
Right ascension: 03h 41m 48.17393s[2]
Declination: +62° 38′ 54.3906″[2]
Apparent magnitude: 7.35[2]

U Camelopardalis, or U Cam, is a carbon star located 1500 light years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis, near the North Celestial Pole.[3]


  1. ^ "Red Giant Blows a Bubble". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Search Results for U Camelopardalis". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "NASA - Hubble Sees Red Giant Blow a Bubble". Nasa.gov. 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-10-28.