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The Chameleon

Constellation of the southern sky

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Constellation FamilyBayer
Celestial QuadrantsSQ2, SQ3
Right Ascension07h27 to 13h56
Declination-75.3° to -83.1°
Area (sq deg)132
Brightest StarAlpha Chamæleontis
Optimum VisibilityMarch (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesA constellation of the far southern sky, Chamæleon runs along the edge of the south polar constellation of Octans. It lies on the outer fringes of the Milky Way, and contains a number of dark clouds that together form the broad star-forming region known as the Chamæleon Complex.
Map of Chamæleon Map of Chamæleon

A group of dim stars lying not far from the Southern Celestial Pole, close to the relatively bright Miaplacidus in Carina.


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