Camelopardalis

Camelopardalis
Constellation
Camelopardalis
AbbreviationCam[1]
GenitiveCamelopardalis[1]
Pronunciations/, genitive the same
SymbolismGiraffe[1]
Right ascension03h 15m 36.2232s–14h 27m 07.8855s[2]
Declination86.0975418°–52.6655540°[2]
Area757 sq. deg. (18th)
Main stars2, 8
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
36
Stars with planets4
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brightest starβ Cam (4.03m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersOctober Camelopardalids
Bordering
constellations
Draco
Ursa Minor
Cepheus
Cassiopeia
Perseus
Auriga
Lynx
Ursa Major
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −10°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of February.

Camelopardalis s/ is a large but faint constellation of the northern sky representing a giraffe. The constellation was introduced in 1612 or 1613 by Petrus Plancius.[3][1] Some older astronomy books give Camelopardalus or Camelopardus as alternative spellings of the name, but the official version recognized by the International Astronomical Union is Camelopardalis.[1]

Etymology

First attested in English in 1785, the word camelopardalis comes from Latin,[4] and it is the romanization of the Greek "καμηλοπάρδαλις" meaning "giraffe",[5] from "κάμηλος" (kamēlos), "camel"[6] + "πάρδαλις" (pardalis), "leopard",[7] due to its having a long neck like a camel and spots like a leopard.

Other Languages
asturianu: Camelopardalis
azərbaycanca: Zürafə (bürc)
Bân-lâm-gú: Tn̂g-ām-lo̍k-chō
беларуская: Жырафа (сузор’е)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Жырафа (сузор’е)
dansk: Giraffen
español: Camelopardalis
Gaeilge: An Sioráf
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Lu̍k-pau-chho
한국어: 기린자리
Bahasa Indonesia: Camelopardalis
Basa Jawa: Camelopardalis
македонски: Жирафа (соѕвездие)
മലയാളം: കരഭം
Bahasa Melayu: Zirafah (buruj)
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Lṳ̆k-báu-cô̤
日本語: きりん座
norsk: Sjiraffen
norsk nynorsk: Sjiraffen
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Jiraf
português: Camelopardalis
Simple English: Camelopardalis
slovenščina: Žirafa (ozvezdje)
српски / srpski: Жирафа (сазвежђе)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Žirafa (zviježđe)
svenska: Giraffen
українська: Жирафа (сузір'я)
Tiếng Việt: Lộc Báo
粵語: 鹿豹座
中文: 鹿豹座