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Chamaeleon Constellation
Constellation Chamaeleon

Chamaeleon, the Chameleon (Cha)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Chameleon
      1. Genitive:
      2. Chamaeleontis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cha
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. April
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. S
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 12h 0m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -81° 1'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Alpha Chamaeleontis (4.05m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 4
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C109,

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.

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