Z Camelopardalis

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Z Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 08h 25m 13.201s[1]
Declination +73° 06′ 39.23″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.0 to 14.5[2]
Variable type UGZ[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) −40[1] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −8.1[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −18.0[1] mas/yr
Other designations
Z Cam
Database references

Z Camelopardalis (Z Cam) is a cataclysmic variable star[3] in the constellation of Camelopardalis.[1] It has an apparent visual magnitude which varies between 10.0 and 14.5. It is the prototype star for the family of Z Camelopardalis variable stars.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f V* Z Cam -- Cataclysmic Variable Star, database entry, SIMBAD. Accessed on line November 19, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Z Cam, database entry, The combined table of GCVS Vols I-III and NL 67-78 with improved coordinates, General Catalogue of Variable Stars, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia. Accessed on line November 19, 2009.
  3. ^ SIMBAD, "Z Camelopardalis" (accessed 2012-03-20)

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