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δ2 Chamaeleontis (delta2 Chamaeleontis)

δ2 Chamaeleontis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.

δ2 Chamaeleontis visual magnitude is 4.45. Because of its moderate brightness, δ2 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 δ2 Chamaeleontis:

δ2 Chamaeleontis (delta2 Chamaeleontis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ2 Chamaeleontis

δ2 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 δ2 Chamaeleontis are provided in the following table:

10h 45m 46s
-80° 32’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ2 Chamaeleontis in the sky:

Finder chart δ2 Chamaeleontis (delta2 Chamaeleontis) star
Simplified finder chart for δ2 Chamaeleontis (delta2 Chamaeleontis).

Visibility of δ2 Chamaeleontis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

δ2 Chamaeleontis (delta2 Chamaeleontis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of δ2 Chamaeleontis

The image below is a photograph of δ2 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 δ2 Chamaeleontis is -0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of δ2 Chamaeleontis (delta2 Chamaeleontis) star
DSS2 image of δ2 Chamaeleontis. The red arrow shows the motion of δ2 Chamaeleontis during the next 10000 years (-8.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of δ2 Chamaeleontis from the Sun and relative movement

δ2 Chamaeleontis is distant 363.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

111.48 pc
363.43 ly
23 km/s
-0.049 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of δ2 Chamaeleontis

δ2 Chamaeleontis belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where δ2 Chamaeleontis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of δ2 Chamaeleontis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of δ2 Chamaeleontis

δ2 Chamaeleontis
(delta2 Chamaeleontis)