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Fornax Constellation
Constellation Fornax the Furnace Star Map

Fornax, the Furnace (For)


The Southern 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

    Brightest Stars in Fornax

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Fornax by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Nebulae in Fornax

      Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Fornax . Also see all nebulae.

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

        Galaxies in Fornax

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Fornax. Also see all galaxies.

            1. Galaxy name
            2. Alt name
            3. Galaxy type

          Milky Way Satellites in Fornax

          Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Fornax. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Alt name
              3. Magnitude
              1. Fornax Dwarf
              2. 9.3

            * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

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