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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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:

γ2 Fornacis (gamma2 Fornacis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 4°.

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:

02h 49m 54s
-27° 56’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ2 Fornacis in the sky:

Finder chart γ2 Fornacis (gamma2 Fornacis) star
Simplified finder chart for γ2 Fornacis (gamma2 Fornacis).

Visibility of γ2 Fornacis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's γ2 Fornacis (gamma2 Fornacis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.9°
Max altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 242.1°
γ2 Fornacis (gamma2 Fornacis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of γ2 Fornacis (gamma2 Fornacis) star
DSS2 image of γ2 Fornacis. The red arrow shows the motion of γ2 Fornacis during the next 10000 years (7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

170.07 pc
554.42 ly
24 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
0.028 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of γ2 Fornacis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of γ2 Fornacis

γ2 Fornacis
(gamma2 Fornacis)