43 Camelopardalis

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43 Camelopardalis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 06h53m42.2s
Declination +68°53′18″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.11
Distance 1000 ± 190 ly
(310 ± 60 pc)
Spectral type B7III
Other designations
HR 2511, HD 49340, BD+69°394, FK5 259, HIP 33104, SAO 13986, GC 8957

43 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

43 Camelopardalis is a blue-white B-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.11. It is approximately 1000 light years distant from Earth.

Chinese name

In Chinese, 紫微右垣 (Zǐ Wēi Yòu Yuán), meaning Right Wall of Purple Forbidden Enclosure, refers to an asterism consisting of 43 Camelopardalis, α Draconis, κ Draconis, λ Draconis, 24 Ursae Majoris, α Camelopardalis and BK Camelopardalis.[1] Consequently, 43 Camelopardalis itself is known as 紫微右垣五 (Zǐ Wēi Yòu Yuán wǔ, English: the Fifth Star of Right Wall of Purple Forbidden Enclosure.),[citation needed] representing 上衛 (Shǎngwèi), meaning First Imperial Guard.[2] 上衛 (Shǎngwèi) is westernized into Shang Wei by R.H. Allen, the meaning is "Higher Guard", but it is not cleared designation[3]


  1. ^ (in Chinese) 中國星座神話, written by 陳久金. Published by 台灣書房出版有限公司, 2005, ISBN 978-986-7332-25-7.
  2. ^ English-Chinese Glossary of Chinese Star Regions, Asterisms and Star Name Archived 2008-09-24 at the Wayback Machine., Hong Kong Space Museum. Accessed on line November 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Richard Hinckley Allen: Star Names — Their Lore and Meaning: Camelopardalis

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