Abbreviation: Â Cha
English Name: Â The Chamaeleon
Hemisphere:Â Â Southern Hemisphere (Never visible from the UK.)
Location:Â Between the constellations of Apus and Volans.
Visible between latitudes: Â +00 and -90 degrees
Best season: Spring
Seen in three seasons:Â Winter, Spring and Summer
Best seen in:Â April
Seen between:Â February to May
Right Ascension (RA):Â 11 hour
Declination (DEC):Â -80 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 132Â (79th)
Chameleon (The Chameleon Lizard)
- Small and faint constellation near the South Celestial Pole (SCP).
- The brightest stars in Chameleon are only magnitude +4.1.
- No Messier objects in Chameleon.
Features of Interest
- NGC 3195 – Faint Planetary Nebula; similar size of Jupiter. It’s te mst southern of all bright Planetary Nebula in the night sky, and can be seen visually in telescope apertures of 10.5cm / 4 inch at low magnification eye-pieces.
- Photo of the constellation;Â Chameleon, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Chameleon
- List of stars in Chamaeleon.
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