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Camelopardalis is a large but obscure constellation of the northern sky representing a giraffe. [1]

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The Almagest is a 2nd-century Greek-language mathematical and astronomical treatise on the apparent motions of the stars and planetary paths, written by Claudius Ptolemy. One of the most influential scientific texts of all time, its geocentric model was accepted for more than 1200 years from its origin in Hellenistic Alexandria, in the medieval Byzantine and Islamic worlds, and in Western Europe through the Middle Ages and early Renaissance until Copernicus.

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Alpha Camelopardalis

Alpha Camelopardalis (Alpha Cam, α Camelopardalis, α Cam) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis, with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.3.

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American Association of Variable Star Observers

Since its founding in 1911, the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) has coordinated, collected, evaluated, analyzed, published, and archived variable star observations made largely by amateur astronomers and makes the records available to professional astronomers, researchers, and educators.

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Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.

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Auriga (constellation)

Auriga is one of the 88 modern constellations; it was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy.

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Bayer designation

A Bayer designation is a stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter, followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name.

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BE Camelopardalis

BE Camelopardalis (BE Cam) is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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Beta Camelopardalis

Beta Camelopardalis, Latinized from β Camelopardalis, is the brightest star in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis.

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Binary star

A binary star is a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around their common barycenter.

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A camel is an even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus that bears distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back.

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Camelopardalis in Chinese astronomy

According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Camelopardalis is located in Three Enclosures (三垣, Sān Yuán) The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 鹿豹座 (lù bào zuò), meaning "the leopard-deer constellation".

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Cassiopeia (constellation)

Cassiopeia is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the vain queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, who boasted about her unrivalled beauty.

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Celestial sphere

In astronomy and navigation, the celestial sphere is an abstract sphere with an arbitrarily large radius concentric to Earth.

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Cepheus (constellation)

Cepheus is a constellation in the northern sky, which is named after Cepheus (a King in the Greek mythology).

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Chinese astronomy

Astronomy in China has a long history, beginning from the Shang Dynasty (Chinese Bronze Age).

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A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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Constellation family

Constellation families are collections of constellations sharing some defining characteristic, such as proximity on the celestial sphere, common historical origin, or common mythological theme.

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CS Camelopardalis

CS Camelopardalis (CS Cam) is a binary star in reflection nebula VdB 14, in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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Custos Messium

Custos Messium (Latin for harvest-keeper) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1775 to honor Charles Messier.

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Double star

In observational astronomy, a double star or visual double is a pair of stars that appear close to each other in the sky as seen from Earth when viewed through an optical telescope.

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Draco (constellation)

Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky.

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Dwarf nova

A U Geminorum-type variable star, or dwarf nova (pl. novae) is a type of cataclysmic variable star consisting of a close binary star system in which one of the components is a white dwarf that accretes matter from its companion.

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Elliptical galaxy

An elliptical galaxy is a type of galaxy having an approximately ellipsoidal shape and a smooth, nearly featureless image.

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Flamsteed designation

A Flamsteed designation is a combination of a number and constellation name that uniquely identifies most naked eye stars in the modern constellations visible from southern England.

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Galactic plane

The galactic plane is the plane on which the majority of a disk-shaped galaxy's mass lies.

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Gamma Camelopardalis

Gamma Camelopardalis, Latinized from γ Camelopardalis, is a suspected wide binary star system in the northern circumpolar constellation of Camelopardalis.

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The giraffe (Giraffa) is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants.

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Gliese 445

Gliese 445 (Gl 445) is an M-type main sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis, close to Polaris.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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H. A. Rey

Hans Augusto Rey (September 16, 1898 – August 26, 1977) was a German-born American illustrator and author, known best for the Curious George series of children's picture books that he and his wife Margret Rey created from 1939 to 1966.

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HD 42818

HD 42818 is a suspected astrometric binary star system in the northern circumpolar constellation of Camelopardalis.

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HD 49878

HD 49878 (or M Camelopardalis) is a single star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Camelopardalis.

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A head is the part of an organism which usually includes the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, each of which aid in various sensory functions such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste, respectively.

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IC 342

IC 342 (also known as Caldwell 5) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis relatively close to the Milky Way.

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IC 342/Maffei Group

The IC 342/Maffei Group (also known as the IC 342 Group or the Maffei 1 Group) is the nearest group of galaxies to the Local Group.

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International Astronomical Union

The International Astronomical Union (IAU; Union astronomique internationale, UAI) is an international association of professional astronomers, at the PhD level and beyond, active in professional research and education in astronomy.

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Intracluster medium

In astronomy, the intracluster medium (ICM) is the superheated plasma that permeates a galaxy cluster.

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Jakob Bartsch

Jakob Bartsch or Jacobus Bartschius (c. 1600 – 26 December 1633) was a German astronomer.

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Johannes Hevelius

Johannes Hevelius Some sources refer to Hevelius as Polish.

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Kemble's Cascade

Kemble's Cascade (Kemble 1), located in the constellation Camelopardalis, is an asterism — a pattern created by unrelated stars.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Lenticular galaxy

A lenticular galaxy (denoted S0) is a type of galaxy intermediate between an elliptical (denoted E) and a spiral galaxy in galaxy morphological classification schemes.

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The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.

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The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Lynx (constellation)

Lynx is a constellation named after the animal, usually observed in the northern sky.

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M81 Group

The M81 Group is a galaxy group in the constellations Ursa Major and Camelopardalis that includes the galaxies Messier 81 and Messier 82, as well as several other galaxies with high apparent brightnesses.

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MACS0647-JD is a candidate, based on a photometric redshift estimate, for the farthest known galaxy from Earth at a redshift of about z.

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Mira variable

Mira variables ("Mira", Latin, adj. - feminine form of adjective "wonderful"), named for the prototype star Mira, are a class of pulsating variable stars characterized by very red colours, pulsation periods longer than 100 days, and amplitudes greater than one magnitude in infrared and 2.5 magnitude at visual wavelengths.

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The neck is the part of the body, on many vertebrates, that separates the head from the torso.

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NGC 1501

NGC 1501 is a complex planetary nebula located in the constellation of Camelopardalis, discovered in 1787 by William Herschel.

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NGC 1502

NGC 1502 is a small open cluster of approximately 45 stars in the constellation Camelopardalis, it was discovered by William Herschel November 3, 1787.

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NGC 1569

The NGC 1569 is a dwarf irregular galaxy in Camelopardalis.

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NGC 2146

NGC 2146 is a barred spiral galaxy type SB(s)ab pec in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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NGC 2403

NGC 2403 (also Caldwell 7) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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NGC 2655

NGC 2655 is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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North Pole

The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is (subject to the caveats explained below) defined as the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface.

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Open cluster

An open cluster is a group of up to a few thousand stars that were formed from the same giant molecular cloud and have roughly the same age.

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Perseus (constellation)

Perseus is a constellation in the northern sky, being named after the Greek mythological hero Perseus.

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Perseus Project

The Perseus Project (version 4 also known as "Perseus Hopper") is a digital library project of Tufts University, which is located in Medford and Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

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Petrus Plancius

Petrus Plancius (1552 – May 15, 1622) was a Dutch-Flemish astronomer, cartographer and clergyman.

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Pieter van den Keere

Pieter van den Keere (Peter Kaerius 1571 – c. 1646) was a Dutch engraver, publisher and globe maker.

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Claudius Ptolemy (Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Klaúdios Ptolemaîos; Claudius Ptolemaeus) was a Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology.

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Purple Forbidden enclosure

The Purple Forbidden enclosure (紫微垣 Zǐ wēi yuán) is one of the San Yuan (三垣 Sān yuán) or Three Enclosures.

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Radiant (meteor shower)

The radiant or apparent radiant of a meteor shower is the point in the sky from which (to a planetary observer) meteors appear to originate.

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Rangifer (constellation)

Rangifer was a small constellation between the constellations of Cassiopeia and Camelopardalis.

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In physics, redshift happens when light or other electromagnetic radiation from an object is increased in wavelength, or shifted to the red end of the spectrum.

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Romanization or romanisation, in linguistics, is the conversion of writing from a different writing system to the Roman (Latin) script, or a system for doing so.

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RU Camelopardalis

RU Camelopardalis, or RU Cam, is a W Virginis variable (type II Cepheid) in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

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Space probe

A space probe is a robotic spacecraft that does not orbit the Earth, but, instead, explores further into outer space.

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Spiral galaxy

Spiral galaxies form a class of galaxy originally described by Edwin Hubble in his 1936 work The Realm of the Nebulae(pp. 124–151) and, as such, form part of the Hubble sequence.

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Starburst galaxy

A starburst galaxy is a galaxy undergoing an exceptionally high rate of star formation, as compared to the long-term average rate of star formation in the galaxy or the star formation rate observed in most other galaxies.

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Struve 1694

Struve 1694 (Σ 1694, Struve 1694) is a double star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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Supermassive black hole

A supermassive black hole (SMBH or SBH) is the largest type of black hole, on the order of hundreds of thousands to billions of solar masses, and is found in the centre of almost all currently known massive galaxies.

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Surface brightness

In astronomy, surface brightness quantifies the apparent brightness or flux density per unit angular area of a spatially extended object such as a galaxy or nebula, or of the night sky background.

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Type II Cepheid

Type II Cepheids are variable stars which pulsate with periods typically between 1 and 50 days.

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U Camelopardalis

U Camelopardalis is a semiregular variable star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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Ursa Major

Ursa Major (also known as the Great Bear) is a constellation in the northern sky, whose associated mythology likely dates back into prehistory.

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Ursa Minor

Ursa Minor (Latin: "Lesser Bear", contrasting with Ursa Major), also known as the Little Bear, is a constellation in the Northern Sky.

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Variable star

A variable star is a star whose brightness as seen from Earth (its apparent magnitude) fluctuates.

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Voyager 1

Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977.

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VZ Camelopardalis

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

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William Herschel

Frederick William Herschel, (Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, composer and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked.

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X-rays make up X-radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation.

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Z Camelopardalis

Z Camelopardalis (Z Cam) is a cataclysmic variable starSIMBAD, (accessed 2012-03-20) in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

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10th parallel south

The 10th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 10 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.

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11 Camelopardalis

11 Camelopardalis or BV Camelopardalis is a star system in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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12 Camelopardalis

12 Camelopardalis is a spectroscopic binary in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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209P/LINEAR is a periodic comet discovered on 3 February 2004 by Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) using a reflector.

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7 Camelopardalis

7 Camelopardalis is a triple star system in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelopardalis

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