γ Chamaeleontis


Gamma Chamaeleontis is a red giant 250 light years away, and is found midway between alpha and beta: gamma Cha. As midpoint, gamma is a handy stop-off for each of the two binocular binaries found here. One is northwest of beta, the other southwest of delta.

Also in the same field as gamma are the two deltas; delta1 north of delta2. The two are only an optical binary, of two similar stars, 4.4, 5.5, with a lovely colour contrast, orange and blue, easily seen in binoculars.

The binary in this field is south-southwest of delta, the same distance from delta as delta is from gamma—h5444:7.0, 9.1; 236º, 41.4".

Now move north-northeast so that gamma is on your western edge; you'll see beta on the eastern edge: binoculars. Less than a degree due north of epsilon is the binary h4486: AC 4.9, 6.6; 40º, 135".

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