γ1 Fornacis (gamma1 Fornacis)
γ1 Fornacis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Fornax.
γ1 Fornacis visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, γ1 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 γ1 Fornacis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ1 Fornacis
γ1 Fornacis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of γ1 Fornacis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ1 Fornacis in the sky:
Visibility of γ1 Fornacis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of γ1 Fornacis
The image below is a photograph of γ1 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 γ1 Fornacis is -0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.127 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of γ1 Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement
γ1 Fornacis is distant 363.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of γ1 Fornacis
γ1 Fornacis belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where γ1 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
γ1 Fornacis star system properties
γ1 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 γ1 Fornacis double sysyem: