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Camelopardalis, the Giraffe

A large but faint northern constellation. It represents the giraffe. A literal translation of its name means “the camel leopard,” indicating a combination of a camel’s long neck and a leopard’s spots.

Radio Programs

NGC 1502 A string of jewels for the giraffe January 26, 2017

Shocking Star A star rams its way through the galaxy January 25, 2017

Z Camelopardalis From a flashlight to a searchlight October 28, 2016

MY Camelopardalis A brilliant duet for the giraffe March 14, 2015

Camelopardalis Spotting a spotted constellation March 13, 2015

Featured Images

Infrared image of Alpha Camelopardalis

Plowing Through the Galaxy January 25, 2017

Ultraviolet views of Z Camelopardalis, an erupting binary system

Popping Off October 22, 2016

Artist's concept of MY Camelopardalis, a contact binary star system

Close Twins March 15, 2015