• Constellation: Camelopardalis
  • Right Ascension: 03h 41m 48.17393s
  • Declination: +62° 38′ 54.3906″
  • Distance: ~3,000 ly
  • Apparent Magnitude: 7.55 V
  • B-V Color Index: +1.95

U Camelopardalis is carbon star located in the constellation of Camelopardalis (giraffe, go figure). Carbon stars are red giants that contain larger amounts of carbon in their outer layers giving them a reddish color. The red giant phase is near the end of a main sequence star. In 2012 it shed a large shell of gas from its outer layers.

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 2600 MM