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γ Chamaeleontis (gamma Chamaeleontis)

Altitude: -45.9°   Azimuth: 195.1°   Direction: South-South-West

γ Chamaeleontis is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.

γ Chamaeleontis visual magnitude is 4.11. Because of its moderate brightness, γ Chamaeleontis should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of γ Chamaeleontis is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ Chamaeleontis (gamma Chamaeleontis) star
DSS2 image of γ Chamaeleontis. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Chamaeleontis during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about γ Chamaeleontis


γ Chamaeleontis (gamma Chamaeleontis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -45.9°
Azimuth: 195.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Chamaeleontis

γ 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 γ Chamaeleontis are provided in the following table:

10h 35m 28s
-78° 36’ 28”

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

Finder chart γ Chamaeleontis (gamma Chamaeleontis) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Chamaeleontis (gamma Chamaeleontis).

Visibility of γ Chamaeleontis from your location

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

γ Chamaeleontis (gamma Chamaeleontis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of γ Chamaeleontis from the Sun and relative movement

γ Chamaeleontis is distant 413.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

126.74 pc
413.18 ly
-22 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of γ Chamaeleontis

γ Chamaeleontis belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of γ Chamaeleontis

γ Chamaeleontis
(gamma Chamaeleontis)