γ2 Fornacis (gamma2 Fornacis)
γ2 Fornacis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.
γ2 Fornacis visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its reltive faintness, γ2 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 γ2 Fornacis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ2 Fornacis
γ2 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 γ2 Fornacis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ2 Fornacis in the sky:
Visibility of γ2 Fornacis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of γ2 Fornacis
The image below is a photograph of γ2 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 γ2 Fornacis is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of γ2 Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement
γ2 Fornacis is distant 554.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of γ2 Fornacis
γ2 Fornacis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where γ2 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.