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ζ Chamaeleontis (zeta Chamaeleontis)

ζ Chamaeleontis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.

ζ Chamaeleontis visual magnitude is 5.11. Because of its reltive faintness, ζ 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 ζ Chamaeleontis:

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Chamaeleontis

ζ 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 ζ Chamaeleontis are provided in the following table:

09h 33m 53s
-80° 56’ 29”

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

Finder chart ζ Chamaeleontis (zeta Chamaeleontis) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Chamaeleontis (zeta Chamaeleontis).

Visibility of ζ Chamaeleontis from your location

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

ζ Chamaeleontis (zeta Chamaeleontis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ Chamaeleontis

The image below is a photograph of ζ 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 ζ Chamaeleontis is -0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Chamaeleontis (zeta Chamaeleontis) star
DSS2 image of ζ Chamaeleontis. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Chamaeleontis during the next 10000 years (-7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ζ Chamaeleontis from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Chamaeleontis is distant 538.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

165.29 pc
538.84 ly
-42 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Chamaeleontis

ζ Chamaeleontis belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ζ Chamaeleontis

ζ Chamaeleontis
(zeta Chamaeleontis)