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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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μ Fornacis (mu Fornacis)

Altitude: 5.0°   Azimuth: 158.9°   Direction: South-South-East

μ Fornacis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.

μ Fornacis visual magnitude is 5.28. Because of its reltive faintness, μ 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 μ Fornacis is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of μ Fornacis (mu Fornacis) star
DSS2 image of μ Fornacis. The red arrow shows the motion of μ Fornacis during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about μ Fornacis


μ Fornacis (mu Fornacis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.0°
Azimuth: 158.9°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ Fornacis

μ 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 μ Fornacis are provided in the following table:

02h 12m 54s
-30° 43’ 26”

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

Finder chart μ Fornacis (mu Fornacis) star
Simplified finder chart for μ Fornacis (mu Fornacis).

Visibility of μ 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 μ Fornacis (mu 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: 120.7°
Max altitude: 7.8°
Azimuth: 239.3°

Distance of μ Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement

μ Fornacis is distant 331.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

101.83 pc
331.98 ly
10 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of μ Fornacis

μ Fornacis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of μ Fornacis

μ Fornacis
(mu Fornacis)