Dalim - α Fornacis (alpha Fornacis)
Dalim, also designated as α Fornacis (alpha Fornacis), is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.
Dalim visual magnitude is 3.87. Because of its moderate brightness, Dalim should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Dalim:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Dalim
Dalim is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Dalim are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Dalim in the sky:
Visibility of Dalim from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Dalim
The image below is a photograph of Dalim from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of Dalim is 0.339 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.64 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Dalim from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of Dalim
Dalim belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Dalim is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Dalim 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: