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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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δ Fornacis (delta Fornacis)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:20 | Tran: 10:53 | Set: 13:26
Altitude: 4.9°   Azimuth: 196.2°   Direction: South-South-West

δ Fornacis is a sub-giant star of spectral class B5 in the constellation of Fornax.

δ Fornacis visual magnitude is 5. Because of its moderate brightness, δ Fornacis 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ Fornacis

Finder chart δ Fornacis (delta Fornacis) star
Simplified finder chart for δ Fornacis (delta Fornacis).

δ Fornacis is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of δ Fornacis are provided in the following table:

03h 42m 14s
-31° 56’ 17”
Image of δ Fornacis (delta Fornacis) star
DSS2 image of δ Fornacis. The red arrow shows the motion of δ Fornacis during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about δ Fornacis


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Distance of δ Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement

δ Fornacis is distant 732.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

224.72 pc
732.58 ly
26 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of δ Fornacis

δ Fornacis
(delta Fornacis)

Visibility of δ Fornacis from your location

Today's δ Fornacis (delta Fornacis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.9°
Max altitude: 6.6°
Azimuth: 238.1°