λ1 Fornacis (lambda1 Fornacis)
λ1 Fornacis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.
λ1 Fornacis visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, λ1 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 λ1 Fornacis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ1 Fornacis
λ1 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 λ1 Fornacis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ1 Fornacis in the sky:
Visibility of λ1 Fornacis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of λ1 Fornacis
The image below is a photograph of λ1 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 λ1 Fornacis is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of λ1 Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement
λ1 Fornacis is distant 379.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of λ1 Fornacis
λ1 Fornacis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ1 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.