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Alpha Camelopardalis

The blue supergiant, although very far away and hidden behind interstellar dust, is visible to the naked eye. Therefore it must be extremely bright.
It is a so-called runaway star, flying with 60 kilometers per second through the galaxy and thereby shoving a dust cloud in its way.

Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 4000 light-years
Spectral class: O9.5e
Visual magnitude: 4.3
Luminosity: 500 000 * Sun
Mass: 31 * Sun
Diameter: 29 * Sun

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