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Fornax Constellation
Constellation Fornax the Furnace Star Map

Fornax, the Furnace (For)


The constellation of Fornax, the Furnace, is best viewed in Winter during the month of December. It's brightest star is Alpha Fornacis at magnitude 3.80. The boundary of the Fornax constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. FOR-naks
      1. Meaning:
      2. Furnace
      1. Genitive:
      2. Fornacis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. For
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. December
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 2h 46m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -26° 4'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Fornacis  (3.80)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6

    Nebulae in Fornax

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Fornax :

        1. Nebula name
        2. Catalog #
        3. Nebula type

      Galaxies in Fornax

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Fornax:

          1. Galaxy name
          2. Catalog #
          3. Galaxy type

        Exoplanets in Fornax

        These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Fornax. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

            1. Host star name
            2. Exoplanet name

          * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

          ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).