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Fornax Constellation
Constellation Fornax the Furnace

Fornax, the Furnace (For)  

(FOR-naks)


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  (3.80m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6

    * 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).