We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Your support keeps us free & ad-free » Donate
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
wb_twilight Civil TwilightWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Fornax » 

ι2 Fornacis (iota2 Fornacis)

Altitude: -56.8°   Azimuth: 63.5°   Direction: East-North-East

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of ι2 Fornacis (iota2 Fornacis) star
DSS2 image of ι2 Fornacis. The red arrow shows the motion of ι2 Fornacis during the next 1000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.28 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι2 Fornacis

5.83
Main-sequence

ι2 Fornacis (iota2 Fornacis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -56.8°
Azimuth: 63.5°
Direction: East-North-East

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 hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ι2 Fornacis are provided in the following table:

02h 38m 18s
-30° 11’ 39”
226.75°
-66.41°
Fornax

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ι2 Fornacis in the sky:

Finder chart ι2 Fornacis (iota2 Fornacis) star
Simplified finder chart for ι2 Fornacis (iota2 Fornacis).

Visibility of ι2 Fornacis from your location

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

Today's ι2 Fornacis (iota2 Fornacis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.2°
Max altitude: 8.3°
Azimuth: 239.8°

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.

35.73 pc
116.47 ly
29 km/s
0.1 arcsec/year
-0.077 arcsec/year

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.

3.07
F4V
6481K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ι2 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ι2 Fornacis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ι2 Fornacis

ι2 Fornacis
(iota2 Fornacis)
SAO193829
SAO193829