Fornax

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Fornax
Constellation
Fornax
AbbreviationFor
GenitiveFornacis
Pronunciation/ˈfɔːrnæks/, genitive /fɔːrˈns[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/
Symbolismthe brazier
Right ascension3
Declination−30
QuadrantSQ1
Area398 sq. deg. (41st)
Main stars2
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
27
Stars with planets7
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)2
Brightest starα For (3.80m)
Messier objectsNone
Meteor showersNone
Bordering
constellations
Cetus
Sculptor
Phoenix
Eridanus
Visible at latitudes between +50° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of December.

Fornax is a constellation in the southern sky.