This large but faint and obscure constellation stretches from near Polaris around by Perseus and over to Lynx. It is a newer constellation first identified by Bartschius in 1614. He claimed it represented the camel that transported Rebecca to Isaac.

For the Observer

Sky Chart of North Circumpolar Stars

Alpha Camelopardi (04h 54.0m +66°20') A 4.3 magnitude white class O9 star.

Beta Camelopardi (05h 03.2m +60°26') A 4.0 magnitude star. It is a yellow giant class G0.

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