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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A constellation, right ascension 11 hours, declination 80°S. Abbreviated Cha. Also spelled Chameleon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.