Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.
This Nortern circumpolar constellations was introduced by the Dutch globe-maker Petrus Kaerius in 1613. It occupies large area of the sky between Auriga, Cassiopeia and Ursa Major - however it does not contain stars brighter than magnitude 4.
Giraffe is graced by many deep sky objects. Among galaxies, NGC2403 stands out due to it brightness.
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