η3 Fornacis (eta3 Fornacis)
η3 Fornacis is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.
η3 Fornacis visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, η3 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 η3 Fornacis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η3 Fornacis
η3 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 η3 Fornacis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of η3 Fornacis in the sky:
Visibility of η3 Fornacis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of η3 Fornacis
The image below is a photograph of η3 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 η3 Fornacis is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of η3 Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement
η3 Fornacis is distant 530.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of η3 Fornacis
η3 Fornacis belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where η3 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.