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Chamaeleon Constellation
Constellation Chamaeleon the Chameleon Star Map

Chamaeleon, the Chameleon (Cha)

(cuh-MEAL-yun)


The Southern constellation of Chamaeleon, the Chameleon, is best viewed in Spring during the month of April. It's brightest star is Alpha Chamaeleontis at magnitude 4.05. The boundary of the Chamaeleon constellation contains 4 stars that host known exoplanets.

Gliese 65 (Luyten?726-8) is the 8th closest star to Earth at 8.8 light years.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. cuh-MEAL-yun
      1. Meaning:
      2. Chameleon
      1. Genitive:
      2. Chamaeleontis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cha
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. April
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 12h 0m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -81° 1'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Chamaeleontis  (4.05)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 4



    Brightest Stars in Chamaeleon

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Chamaeleon by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

      ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).