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ε Chamaeleontis (epsilon Chamaeleontis)

ε Chamaeleontis is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.

ε Chamaeleontis visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, ε 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 ε Chamaeleontis:

ε Chamaeleontis (epsilon Chamaeleontis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Chamaeleontis

ε 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 ε Chamaeleontis are provided in the following table:

11h 59m 37s
-78° 13’ 18”

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

Finder chart ε Chamaeleontis (epsilon Chamaeleontis) star
Simplified finder chart for ε Chamaeleontis (epsilon Chamaeleontis).

Visibility of ε Chamaeleontis from your location

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

ε Chamaeleontis (epsilon Chamaeleontis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of ε Chamaeleontis

The image below is a photograph of ε 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 ε Chamaeleontis is -0.057 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Chamaeleontis (epsilon Chamaeleontis) star
DSS2 image of ε Chamaeleontis. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Chamaeleontis during the next 10000 years (-9.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ε Chamaeleontis from the Sun and relative movement

ε Chamaeleontis is distant 364.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

111.73 pc
364.25 ly
13 km/s
-0.057 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ε Chamaeleontis

ε Chamaeleontis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

ε Chamaeleontis star system properties

ε Chamaeleontis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ε Chamaeleontis double sysyem:

0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of ε Chamaeleontis

ε Chamaeleontis
(epsilon Chamaeleontis)