The Deep Photographic Guide to the

The constellation of the month


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Latin: Camelopardalis (Cam)
English: Giraffe Spanish: Jirafa
German: Giraffe French: Girafe
The constellation Camelopardalis is shown in the image (see lines) and parts of last months Cassiopeia to the right and Perseus below.

In mid of January Camelopardalis culminates at about 21:00 LT (9 pm). The position is far north and the above photography almost reaches the celestial north pole. The visual appearence of this constellation is very faint and hard to identify, even the visually brightest star just has 4th magnitude (Beta Cam, second star from left in the visual view).
Apart from the deep sky objects in the lower part of the photography, which mostly belong to Perseus or Cassiopeia, there are almost no galactic deep sky objects in Camelopardalis. The galaxies are usually too small and also too faint to be shown in such a big field of view.

© all photographs taken by Till Credner and Sven Kohle