τ Fornacis (tau Fornacis)
τ Fornacis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.
τ Fornacis visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, τ 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 τ Fornacis is 0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about τ Fornacis
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of τ Fornacis
τ 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 τ Fornacis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of τ Fornacis in the sky:
Visibility of τ Fornacis from your location
Today's τ Fornacis (tau Fornacis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of τ Fornacis from the Sun and relative movement
τ Fornacis is distant 417.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of τ Fornacis
τ Fornacis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where τ Fornacis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.