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μ2 Chamaeleontis (mu2 Chamaeleontis)

μ2 Chamaeleontis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.

μ2 Chamaeleontis visual magnitude is 6.6. Because of its reltive faintness, μ2 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 μ2 Chamaeleontis:

6.6
Giant
μ2 Chamaeleontis (mu2 Chamaeleontis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ2 Chamaeleontis

μ2 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 μ2 Chamaeleontis are provided in the following table:

10h 04m 07s
-81° 33’ 56”
296.93°
-20.72°
Chamaeleon

The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ2 Chamaeleontis in the sky:

Finder chart μ2 Chamaeleontis (mu2 Chamaeleontis) star
Simplified finder chart for μ2 Chamaeleontis (mu2 Chamaeleontis).

Visibility of μ2 Chamaeleontis from your location

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

μ2 Chamaeleontis (mu2 Chamaeleontis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of μ2 Chamaeleontis

The image below is a photograph of μ2 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 μ2 Chamaeleontis is -0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of μ2 Chamaeleontis (mu2 Chamaeleontis) star
DSS2 image of μ2 Chamaeleontis. The red arrow shows the motion of μ2 Chamaeleontis during the next 10000 years (-7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of μ2 Chamaeleontis from the Sun and relative movement

μ2 Chamaeleontis is distant 564.01 light years from the Sun

173.01 pc
564.01 ly
-0.046 arcsec/year
0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of μ2 Chamaeleontis

μ2 Chamaeleontis belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.41
G6III
4943K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where μ2 Chamaeleontis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of μ2 Chamaeleontis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of μ2 Chamaeleontis

μ2 Chamaeleontis
(mu2 Chamaeleontis)
SAO258561
SAO258561