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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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Dalim - α Fornacis (alpha Fornacis)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:55 | Tran: 7:59 | Set: 11:02
Alt: 5.45°   Az: 154.05°   Direction: South-South-East

Dalim, also designated as α Fornacis (alpha Fornacis), is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class F8 in the constellation of Fornax.

Dalim visual magnitude is 3.87. Because of its moderate brightness, Dalim is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of Dalim - α Fornacis (alpha Fornacis) star
DSS2 image of Dalim. The red arrow shows the motion of Dalim during the next 1000 years (5.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 13m 06s
-28° 53’ 44”
22h 00m 38s
01h 13m 45s

J2000

03h 12m 04s
-28° 59’ 12”

Galactic Coordinates

224.75°
-59.04°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Dalim - α Fornacis (alpha Fornacis) star
Simplified finder chart for Dalim - α Fornacis (alpha Fornacis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.87
Main-sequence

3.12
F8V
6300K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where Dalim is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of Dalim. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

Dalim is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Dalim double sysyem:

3.87
6.57
2.7
3.6 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Dalim is distant 46.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

14.11
46.01
-21 km/s
0.339 arcsec/y
0.64"/y

Alternative Designations

Dalim
α Fornacis
(alpha Fornacis)
SAO168373
SAO168373
Gl 127 A

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Dalim - α Fornacis (alpha Fornacis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.9°
Max altitude: 9.6°
Azimuth: 241.1°