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μ1 Chamaeleontis (mu1 Chamaeleontis)

μ1 Chamaeleontis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.

μ1 Chamaeleontis visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, μ1 Chamaeleontis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about μ1 Chamaeleontis:

μ1 Chamaeleontis (mu1 Chamaeleontis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ1 Chamaeleontis

μ1 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 μ1 Chamaeleontis are provided in the following table:

10h 00m 43s
-82° 12’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ1 Chamaeleontis in the sky:

Finder chart μ1 Chamaeleontis (mu1 Chamaeleontis) star
Simplified finder chart for μ1 Chamaeleontis (mu1 Chamaeleontis).

Visibility of μ1 Chamaeleontis from your location

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

μ1 Chamaeleontis (mu1 Chamaeleontis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of μ1 Chamaeleontis

The image below is a photograph of μ1 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 μ1 Chamaeleontis is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of μ1 Chamaeleontis (mu1 Chamaeleontis) star
DSS2 image of μ1 Chamaeleontis. The red arrow shows the motion of μ1 Chamaeleontis during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of μ1 Chamaeleontis from the Sun and relative movement

μ1 Chamaeleontis is distant 399.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

122.40 pc
399.02 ly
16 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of μ1 Chamaeleontis

μ1 Chamaeleontis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where μ1 Chamaeleontis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of μ1 Chamaeleontis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of μ1 Chamaeleontis

μ1 Chamaeleontis
(mu1 Chamaeleontis)