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U Camelopardalis is a carbon star located in the Camelopardalis constellation.
U Camelopardalis (U Cam)
is the moderately bright red star in the middle of the image. It is listed in SIMBAD as a carbon star and it has a spectral type C-N5. Visually, U Cam is observed to be the classic deep-hued red color common to most carbon stars.
U Camelopardalis is a semi-regular variable that ranges in visual magnitude from 11 to 12.8 over a period of 400 days. This star is too faint to be seen by the naked eye and a telescope is required to view it.
The star is 608.7539 parsecs from us which means it is roughly 1985.4896 light years away.