Chamaeleon


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Chamaeleon

(kă-mee -lee-ŏn) A small inconspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near Crux, the brightest stars being of 4th magnitude. Abbrev.: Cha; genitive form: Chamaeleontis; approx. position: RA 11h, dec –80°; area: 132 sq deg.

Chamaeleon

 

a constellation near the south celestial pole. It contains no stars brighter than a visual stellar magnitude of 4.0. It is not visible in the USSR.

Chamaeleon

[kə′mēl·yən]
(astronomy)
A constellation, right ascension 11 hours, declination 80°S. Abbreviated Cha. Also spelled Chameleon.
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i am at home in it as much as the chamaeleon constellation is in it's skies
The starry Chamaeleon stares into the night sky with two wide-open eyes, so to speak, represented by the magnitude 4 alpha and magnitude 4.
Deep-sky objects Designation Object type and constellation NGC 2516 open cluster in Carina Messier 48 open cluster in Hydra IC 2391 open cluster in Vela NGC 2808 globular cluster in Carina NGC 2867 planetary nebula in Carina IC 2488 open cluster in Vela NGC 3115 galaxy in Sextans NGC 3132 planetary nebula in Vela NGC 3195 planetary nebula in Chamaeleon NGC 3201 globular cluster in Vela NGC 3242 planetary nebula in Hydra NGC 3293 open cluster in Carina IC 2602 open cluster in Carina NGC 3372 bright nebula in Carina NGC 3532 open cluster in Carina Messier 83 galaxy in Hydra