Gamma Chamaeleontis

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Gamma Chamaeleontis

Observation data
Epoch       Equinox
Constellation Chamaeleon
Right ascension 10h 35m 28s
Declination −78° 38′ 28″
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.11
Spectral type MOIII Giant
Variable type irregular
Other designations
HR4174, HD 92305

Gamma Chamaeleontis (y Cha), is a star located in the constellation Chamaeleon. Gamma Chamaeleontis is also known as HR 4174, and HD 92305.

Gamma Chamaeleontis is an M0III giant star with an effective temperature of 3700 Kelvin. It has an apparent visual magnitude of +4.11, and an absolute visual magnitude of −1.4. It is located 413 light-years (127 parsecs) from the sun and has a mass of 1.2 solar masses. Gamma Chamaeleontis is an irregular variable star.

In the next 7500 years, the south Celestial pole will pass close to this stars (4200 CE).