Southern Hemisphere

Chamaeleon is a small, faint constellation of the south polar region of the sky, named after the lizard that can change its skin color to match its surroundings. The constellation was introduced at the end of the 16th century by the Dutch navigator—astronomers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. Chamaeleon is placed in the sky next to Musca, the fly, another Keyser and de Houtman creation. On some early charts,

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