α Chamaeleontis (alpha Chamaeleontis)
α Chamaeleontis is a giant star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.
α Chamaeleontis visual magnitude is 4.07. Because of its moderate brightness, α Chamaeleontis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about α Chamaeleontis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of α Chamaeleontis
α Chamaeleontis is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of α Chamaeleontis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of α Chamaeleontis in the sky:
Visibility of α Chamaeleontis from your location
α Chamaeleontis (alpha Chamaeleontis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of α Chamaeleontis
The image below is a photograph of α Chamaeleontis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of α Chamaeleontis is 0.11 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.108 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of α Chamaeleontis from the Sun and relative movement
α Chamaeleontis is distant 63.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of α Chamaeleontis
α Chamaeleontis belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Chamaeleontis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.