#stargazingsaturday | Chameleon

CHAMELEONconstellation is located in the southern sky. It was named after a type of lizard, the chameleon. The constellation was created by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius from the observations of Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman in the 16th century. Chamaeleon lies in the second quadrant of the southern hemisphere (SQ2) and can be seen at latitudes between 0° and -90°. It is best viewed near the south celestial pole, high in the sky during the month of February and its surrounding months.


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