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λ2 Fornacis (lambda2 Fornacis)

Altitude: -25.6°   Azimuth: 245.9°   Direction: West-South-West

λ2 Fornacis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

λ2 Fornacis visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, λ2 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 λ2 Fornacis is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.27 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of λ2 Fornacis (lambda2 Fornacis) star
DSS2 image of λ2 Fornacis. The red arrow shows the motion of λ2 Fornacis during the next 1000 years (-0.25 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about λ2 Fornacis


λ2 Fornacis (lambda2 Fornacis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -25.6°
Azimuth: 245.9°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ2 Fornacis

λ2 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 λ2 Fornacis are provided in the following table:

02h 36m 58s
-34° 34’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ2 Fornacis in the sky:

Finder chart λ2 Fornacis (lambda2 Fornacis) star
Simplified finder chart for λ2 Fornacis (lambda2 Fornacis).

Visibility of λ2 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 λ2 Fornacis (lambda2 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: 124.6°
Max altitude: 3.9°
Azimuth: 235.4°

Distance of λ2 Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement

λ2 Fornacis is distant 83.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

25.54 pc
83.25 ly
10 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.27 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of λ2 Fornacis

λ2 Fornacis belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ2 Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of λ2 Fornacis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of λ2 Fornacis

λ2 Fornacis
(lambda2 Fornacis)
Gl 105.1