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ι1 Fornacis (iota1 Fornacis)

ι1 Fornacis is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

ι1 Fornacis visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, ι1 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 ι1 Fornacis:

5.75
Giant
ι1 Fornacis (iota1 Fornacis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 1°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι1 Fornacis

ι1 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 ι1 Fornacis are provided in the following table:

02h 36m 09s
-30° 02’ 40”
226.39°
-66.88°
Fornax

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ι1 Fornacis in the sky:

Finder chart ι1 Fornacis (iota1 Fornacis) star
Simplified finder chart for ι1 Fornacis (iota1 Fornacis).

Visibility of ι1 Fornacis from your location

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

Today's ι1 Fornacis (iota1 Fornacis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.0°
Max altitude: 8.5°
Azimuth: 240.0°
ι1 Fornacis (iota1 Fornacis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ι1 Fornacis

The image below is a photograph of ι1 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 ι1 Fornacis is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ι1 Fornacis (iota1 Fornacis) star
DSS2 image of ι1 Fornacis. The red arrow shows the motion of ι1 Fornacis during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ι1 Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement

ι1 Fornacis is distant 649.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

199.20 pc
649.40 ly
2 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ι1 Fornacis

ι1 Fornacis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.75
G8III
4695K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ι1 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ι1 Fornacis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ι1 Fornacis

ι1 Fornacis
(iota1 Fornacis)
SAO193795
SAO193795