Camelopardalis is an obscure train of stars that lies to the west of the constellation Ursa Major. It is not a constellation of antiquity, but its origins are somewhat clouded in mystery. It represents the Giraffe, although commonly it has been associated with the ship of the desert, the Camel, being placed on star charts by Bartschius in 1614 and representing the camel that brought Rebecca to Isaac in Hebrew tradition.

Notable Objects

NGC 2403 A bright galaxy, part of our local group of galaxies