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  NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Camelopardalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
3 Camelopardalis is a spectroscopic binary in the constellation Camelopardalis.
53 Camelopardalis is a spectroscopic binary in the constellation Camelopardalis.
12 Camelopardalis is a spectroscopic binary in the constellation Camelopardalis.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Camelopardalis   (3716 words)

 Camelopardalis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The faintness of the constellation, and that of the nearby constellation Lynx, lead to the early Greeks considering this area of the sky to be empty, and thus a desert.
The giraffe's body consists of the quadrangle of stars α Camelopardalis, β Camelopardalis, BE Camelopardalis, and γ Camelopardalis: α and β Camelopardalis being of the fourth magnitude.
Stars beta Camelopardalis and 7 Camelopardalis form the giraffe's front leg, and variable stars BE Camelopardalis and CS Camelopardalis form the giraffe's hind leg.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Camelopardalis   (434 words)

 Giraffe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species.
The giraffe is related to deer and cattle, but is placed in a separate family, the Giraffidae, consisting only of the giraffe and its closest relative, the okapi.
The species name camelopardalis (camelopard) is derived from its early Roman name, where it was described as having characteristics of both a camel and a leopard (and perhaps being a hybrid of the two) [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Giraffe   (1492 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Science -- Constellation sticks its neck out
Camelopardalis is a star grouping named for the giraffe, or the leopard camel as the ancient Greeks called it.
Though Camelopardalis is formed by extremely faint stars, with some imagination you might actually be able to form the outline of a giraffe.
Camelopardalis is one of those star groupings that can be seen all year long from mid-northern latitudes – a "circumpolar" constellation.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/science/20041027-9999-1c27star.html   (383 words)

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As such, together with the area of the sky that is deserted (now considered as the new and extremely faint constellations Camelopardalis and Lynx), and the other features of the area in the Zodiac sign of Gemini...
However, when right leaning, one of the twins resides in the Milky Way, and the other outside it, a situation making it appear that one of the twins is stealing the cattle, and the other is observing.
In this situation, together with the area of the sky that is deserted (now considered as the new and extremely faint constellations Camelopardalis and Lynx), and the other features of the area in the...
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Camelopardalis.htm   (397 words)

 Girafe (constellation) - Wikipédia
L'étoile la plus brillante, β Camelopardalis, n'a qu'une magnitude apparente de 4,03 mais n'est très peu lumineuse que parce qu'elle est très éloignée de notre système solaire : à une distance estimée de 1 000 années lumière, sa magnitude absolue est d'environ -3,40.
β Camelopardalis est sans surprise une supergéante blanche, 7 fois plus massive que le Soleil et 32 fois plus large que celui-ci.
α Camelopardalis, malgré son nom, n'est pas l'étoile la plus brillante de la constellation de la Girafe, ni même la deuxième. Avec une magnitude apparente de seulement 4,26, elle est la troisième de la constellation.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Girafe_%28constellation%29   (349 words)

Photometric researches;: The eclipsing variables Y Camelopardalis SZ Herculis RS Vulpeculae R Canis majoris RY Aquarii, (Contributions from the Princeton University Observatory) (Contributions from the Princeton University Observatory)
Photometric researches;: The eclipsing variables, SV Camelopardalis, XX Cassiopeiae, RW Coronae Borealis, (Contributions from the Princeton University Observatory) (Contributions from the Princeton University Observatory)
Description and history, with anecdotes, of the giraffes, (Camelopardalis giraffa, Gmel.): Now exhibiting at the Surrey Zoological Gardens, with an account of their capture and voyage
www.veryhappening.com /things/camelopardalis   (158 words)

 My Favorite Giraffe Stuff
Nubian - Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis - large, four-sided spots of chestnul brown on an off-white background and no spots on inner sides of the legs or below the hocks.
Cape - Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa or capensis - rounded or blotched spots, some with starlike extensions on a light tan background, running down to the hooves.
Thornicroft - Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti - star-shaped or leafy spots extend to the lower leg.
www.angelfire.com /ut/giraffe/index1.html   (294 words)

 Camelopardalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Camelopardalis is quite faint and spread out, and will be a challenge for those just beginning their study of the stars.
But if you've done a number of other constellations, you should be equal to the challenge of Camelopardalis.
Camelopardalis contains Kemble's Cascade, a lovely binocular grouping of stars which seemingly flows into a rich star cluster.
www.dibonsmith.com /cam.htm   (57 words)

While Camelopardalis sits between Cassiopeia and Ursa Major, the best way to begin studying it is to first find your bearings.
Beta Cam is the brightest star in Camelopardalis, at 4.03 visual magnitude, a yellow supergiant roughly a hundred times the size of the Sun, and about 1700 light years away.
Camelopardalis boasts of several little known but very attractive double star systems.
www.dibonsmith.com /cam_con.htm   (1034 words)

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This weekend we move on to the constellation Camelopardalis the Giraffe.
Camelopardalis is high overhead and to the north, northeast.
Camelopardalis is due north of Perseus and northeast of Cassiopeia.
www.utahskies.org /deepsky/constellations/camelopardalis.html   (661 words)

 Star Tales – Camelopardalis
The constellation Camelopardalis was invented in 1612 by the Dutch theologian and astronomer Petrus Plancius, who first showed it on a celestial globe in that year.
The German astronomer Jacob Bartsch included Camelopardalis on his map of 1624 and wrote that it represented the camel on which Rebecca rode into Canaan for her marriage to Isaac.
Below: Camelopardalis depicted on Plate 2 of Urania’s Mirror, a set of constellation cards published in England in c.1825.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/camelopardalis.htm   (220 words)

 Constellation Camelopardalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Camelopardalis is a modern constellation created to fill a vast region of faint stars surrounded by the brighter and more famous constellations of Ursa Major, Auriga, Perseus, Cassiopeia, and others.
The constellation was probably invented by Petrus Plancius (1552-1622), a Dutchman who made his name in cartography while working for the Dutch East India Company.
His world maps of 1592 and 1594 became very popular, while his contribution to the heavenly maps was awarded in 1624 when Camelopardalis was included in Jakob Bartsch's book on the constellations.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/camelopardalis.html   (130 words)

 Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
morphology of the placenta in a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis).
Desensitization in Reticulated Giraffe (Giraff camelopardalis) and Nile
Kayanja, F. The ovary of the giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis.
www.aazv.org /giraffe_biblio.htm   (2612 words)

 The Giraffe - Giraffa camelopardalis of Southern Africa
Its carotid artery and jugular vein, running down the long neck from head to heart, are equipped with special valves to keep the blood from alternately flooding and evacuating the brain as the head is raised, or lowered to drink water.
The giraffe looks rather as it it were designed by a committee: the scientiific name 'camelopardalis' indicates a resemblance to both camel (size) and leopard (spots).
The body is covered in large, irregularly shaped patches of colour divided from one another by a network of light-coloured, off-white or yellowish-white bands, which tend to darken with age.
www.ecotravel.co.za /Guides/Wildlife/Vertebrates/Mammals/Large/Giraffe.htm   (463 words)

Camelopardalis is a large, but very dim, northern constellation depicting a Giraffe.
It was introduced to the sky in 1690 by Hevelius and contains only a few objects of interest to the amateur astronomer, including NGC 1502 and 2403.
On the right is Camelopardalis drawn by Aspin in 1825.
www.btinternet.com /~hubbletelescope/camelopardalis.shtml   (89 words)

 AAVSO: Z Cam, April 1999 Variable Star Of The Month
It is the prototype star of a subclass of dwarf nova-type cataclysmic variables.
The Z Camelopardalis stars are especially known for their random standstills.
In The Astronomical Journal (115:1175-1189, 1998 March), a paper titled "An Analysis of AAVSO Observations of Z Camelopardalis" was published by Benjamin D. Oppenheimer, Scott J. Kenyon, and Janet A. Mattei.
www.aavso.org /vstar/vsots/0499.shtml   (783 words)

 Hawaiian Astronomical Society Deepsky Atlas - Camelopardalis
Camelopardalis (also Camelopardus) is named after the giraffe, what the ancient Greeks called the "leopard camel." Named in 1624 by Jacob Bartsch (1600-1633), he preferred to see it as a true camel, namely the one that brought Rebekah from Haran to Canaan to marry Isaac (Genesis 24:61).
Image on the right is a drawing by Jere Kahanpää from observations made through an 8", f5 at 133x, using an OIII filter.
89k JPEG IC342 (Caldwell 5) is a spiral galaxy located 3.2° S of gamma Camelopardalis.
www.hawastsoc.org /deepsky/cam   (504 words)

 Hippocampus camelopardalis
Hippocampus: Hippocampus camelopardalis Bianconi, 1854 Hippocampus subcoronatus Gìnther, 1867; (synonym) Hippocampus capensis Boulenger, 1900...
Hippocampus camelopardalis From the Red Sea, or the Indian Ocean.
Female giraffe seahorse, Hippocampus camelopardalis, 52 mm, from seagrass at Inhaca, Mozambique.
www.specieslist.com /endangered/scientific_name/H/Hippocampus_camelopardalis.shtml   (1001 words)

 Giraffe - Giraffa camelopardalis - ARKive
The giraffe's neck is made up of the same number of neck bones (vertebrae) as most mammals, including humans, but they are much larger and linked by ball and socket joints for improved flexibility.
The specific name of the giraffe comes from the Latin ‘camelopardalis', meaning ‘camel marked like a leopard', owing to their buff background with brown blotches, which helps to camouflage them in the dappled light and shade patterns created by the trees they feed on.
Giraffes have two horn-like structures about 13 cm long made of skin-covered bone; they are thin and tufted in females and thick and bald on top in males, as a result of wearing during fights with other males.
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Giraffa_camelopardalis   (285 words)

 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: February Constellations
Camelopardalis, the Giraffe, can be found between Perseus, Auriga and Lynx.
The name was eventually changed to camelopardalis, which is Latin for giraffe.
When dark conditions allow most of the stars to be seen, the constellation does resemble a giraffe.
www.seasky.org /pictures/sky7b02.html   (963 words)

 ADW: Giraffa camelopardalis: Information
Giraffa camelopardalis is native to Africa, mainly found south of the Sahara to eastern Transvaal, Natal, and northern Botswana.
For Giraffa camelopardalis, conception occurs in the rainy season, with birth occurring in the dry months.
Giraffa camelopardalis populations seem to be stable throughout parts of their range and are threatened in other areas.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Giraffa_camelopardalis.html   (1980 words)

 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) Bibliography
Innis, A.C. The behaviour of the giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, in the eastern Transvaal.
Internal parasites of giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis) from Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Spinage, C.A. The median ossicone of Giraffa camelopardalis.
spot.colorado.edu /~humphrey/fact%20sheets/giraffe/giraffe_biblio.htm   (202 words)

 Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)
The giraffe is also known for its spots.
In fact, the Romans called the giraffe "camelopardalis," meaning "camel marked like a leopard." These spots are unique to each giraffe, much like fingerprints are unique to each human.
In fact, people who study many giraffes can distinguish between the different giraffes just by looking at their spots.
www.thebigzoo.com /Animals/Reticulated_Giraffe.asp   (726 words)

 Digimorph - Giraffa camelopardalis
The giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, is the tallest living terrestrial animal, and is found most commonly in the semi-arid areas of dry savannahs and open woodlands of Africa, south of the Sahara.
The two types of cranial appendages in Giraffa camelopardalis (Mammalia, Artiodactyla).
Giraffa camelopardalis species account on the Animal Diversity Web (University of Michigan)
www.digimorph.org /specimens/Giraffa_camelopardalis/skull   (394 words)

 Camelopardalis A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Irregular Galaxy Camelopardalis A, type Irr, in Camelopardalis
Camelopardalis A is a dwarf irregular galaxy situated close to, and possibly related to NGC 1560.
Both galaxies are lying in the approximate direction of the Maffei 1 and the M81 groups of galaxies, so their role in past dynamics of these and the Local Group of galaxies might be interesting.
www.seds.org /~spider/spider/LG/camA.html   (59 words)

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