Chamaeleon, the Chameleon (Cha)
The constellation of Chamaeleon, the Chameleon, is best viewed in Spring during the month of April. It's brightest star is Alpha Chamaeleontis at magnitude 4.05. The boundary of the Chamaeleon constellation contains 4 stars that host known exoplanets.
Gliese 65 (Luyten?726-8) is the 8th closest star to Earth at 8.8 light years.
- Constellation Family:
- Best viewing month*:
- Right Ascension (avg):
- 12h 0m
- Declination (avg):
- -81° 1'
- Brightest star:
- Alpha Chamaeleontis (4.05)
- Stars with planets:
* 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 (and not at all in the opposite).