Fornax, the Furnace (For)
The constellation of Fornax, the Furnace, is best viewed in the Winter season during the month of December for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Alpha Fornacis at magnitude 3.80. The boundary of the Fornax constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.
The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes) under ideal dark-sky conditions.
- Constellation Family:
- Best Viewing Month*:
- Right Ascension (avg):
- 2h 46m
- Declination (avg):
- -26° 4'
- Brightest Star:
- Alpha Fornacis (3.80m)
- Exoplanet Host Stars:
* 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.
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