VZ Camelopardalis

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VZ Camelopardalis

VZ Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 07h 31m 04.4639s
Declination +82° 24′ 41.277″
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.906
Spectral type M4IIIa
U−B color index 1.8
B−V color index 1.66
R−I color index 1.25
Variable type Semi-regular
Radial velocity (Rv) 14.3 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -3.71 mas/yr
Dec.: -42.31 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 6.89 ± 0.55 mas
Distance 470 ± 40 ly
(150 ± 10 pc)
Other designations
HR 2742, HD 55966, BD+82°201, FK5 3951, HIP 36547, SAO 1179, GC 9851.
Database references
Data sources:
Hipparcos Catalogue,
CCDM (2002),
Bright Star Catalogue (5th rev. ed.)

VZ Camelopardalis (VZ Cam) is a Semiregular variable star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

VZ Camelopardalis is a M-type red giant with a mean apparent magnitude of +4.92. It is approximately 473 light years from Earth. It is classified as a semiregular variable star and its brightness varies from magnitude +4.80 to +4.96 with a period of 23.7 days.