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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere in the large space between Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Perseus.

[Latin camēlopardalis, camelopard; see camelopard.]
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Cassiopeia is on the meridian and close to the zenith with Cepheus to her west and Camelopardalis to her east.
Bercovitch and his colleague, local naturalist Phil Berry, analyzed 33 years of data from observations of the Thornicroft's giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis thornicroftii), a distinct subspecies endemic to the Luangwa Valley, Zambia.
Among their targets were IC 342, a spiral galaxy located 11 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Camelopardalis ("The Giraffe"), and the Omega Nebula (known as M17), 5,000 light-years away in Sagittarius.
A herpesvirus was recently isolated from a reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulate) with neurologic symptoms; the giraffe was from a zoo in the United States (5).
5 3 Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis 1 1 1 Hippo Hippopotamus amphibius 1 1 3 Herpestine Mongoose Herpestidae family 1 1 Mongoose -- generic Herpestidae family 1 Pig Sus scrofa 1 1 Sitatunga Tragelaphus spekeii 13 1 2 Thomson's Gazelle Gazella thomsoni 2 2 Warthog Phacochoerus africanus 1 1 1 Domestic Mammals Cattle Bos sp.
This book can be enjoyed by both advanced and novice stargazers, as it includes chapter section titles ranging from "Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Camelopardalis, Lacerta" to "Choosing a Telescope.
3 trillion miles of the star AC+793888 in the constellation Camelopardalis in about 40,000 years.
3 trillion miles) of AC+79 3888, a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.
EHV-9 is most closely related to the recently emergent neurotropic pathogen, EHV-1, but was first described in an outbreak of disease in Thomson's gazelles (Gazella thomsoni) and subsequently in a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) with encephalitis (1-3; M.
On the southern side of Polaris, lanky Camelopardalis, the Giraffe, feeds among the stars; behind it, the Lynx crouches inconspicuously between Ursa Major and Gemini.
Relying on the sharp eye of a continentwide array of radio telescopes, astronomers measured the average magnetic field near the surface of the elderly star TX Camelopardalis (TX Cam), which resides 1,000 light-years from Earth.
Capella hugs the northern horizon below Camelopardalis and the Lynx.