|Camelopard or Giraffe
|No star of the constellation exceeds the magnitude 3,5.
|Circumpolar constellation, ample but little evident: its brightest stars are of fourth magnitude. It is to the north of Auriga and of Perseus, beside Cassiopeia.
The brightest star of the constellation, beta Camelopardalis, is a yellow supergiant: seen with a small telescope, it shows to have a companion of ninth magnitude.
Other interesting objects are NGC 1502, a small open cluster composed by about fifteen stars, and NGC 2403, a spiral galaxy visible with good binoculars.
|This constellation was invented by the Dutch astronomer and theologian Petrus Plancius in 1613. The giraffe represents the animal ridden by Rebecca to go to Canaan and marry Isaac.