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Constellation Project

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Joshua Barlas

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Constellation Project

Camelopardalis - The Giraffe Winter Constellation - Circumpolar - Best seen in the north in mid-February Star Table

Star Magnitude Type Color Temperature(in degrees C) Distance From Earth(in light years)


Beta Cam. 1 4.0 G Yellow 5,000-6,000 1,000

Beta Cam. 2 7.4 G Yellow 5,000-6,000 1,000

HR2209 4.76 A Blue-White 7,500-10,000 176

Alpha Cam. 4.301 O Blue Greater Than 30,000 7,000

Gamma Cam. 4.59 A Blue-White 7,500-10,000 335

7 Cam. 4.43 A Blue-White 7,500-10,000 376

BE Cam. 4.39 M Red LessThan 3,500 1,000

M Cam. 4.55 K Orange 3,500-5,000 187

CS Cam. 4.21 B Blue-White 10,000-30,000 4,000 The German astronomer Jakob Bartsh included Camelopardalis on his astrological map of 1624.
He wrote that the constellation represented the camel on which Rebecca rode into Canaan for her marriage to Isaac, as in the book of Genesis.
Bartsh did not know that camelopardalis is actually the latin name for the giraffe.
The Greeks thought that the giraffe was a mixed animal with the body of a camel but the spots of a leopard.
Earlier the Greeks thought that this area of the sky was empty until it was discovered by astronomers.
This constellation is relatively new and doesn't have much Greek mythology or folk lore to go with it. Barlas's Constellation Presentation
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The Constellation Camelopardalis THE END
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