η2 Fornacis (eta2 Fornacis)
η2 Fornacis is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.
η2 Fornacis visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, η2 Fornacis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about η2 Fornacis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η2 Fornacis
η2 Fornacis 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 η2 Fornacis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of η2 Fornacis in the sky:
Visibility of η2 Fornacis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of η2 Fornacis
The image below is a photograph of η2 Fornacis 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 η2 Fornacis is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of η2 Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement
η2 Fornacis is distant 500.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of η2 Fornacis
η2 Fornacis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where η2 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
η2 Fornacis star system properties
η2 Fornacis 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 η2 Fornacis double sysyem: