ι2 Fornacis (iota2 Fornacis)
ι2 Fornacis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.
ι2 Fornacis visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, ι2 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 ι2 Fornacis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι2 Fornacis
ι2 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 ι2 Fornacis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ι2 Fornacis in the sky:
Visibility of ι2 Fornacis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ι2 Fornacis
The image below is a photograph of ι2 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 ι2 Fornacis is 0.1 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.077 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ι2 Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement
ι2 Fornacis is distant 116.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ι2 Fornacis
ι2 Fornacis belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ι2 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.