α Fornacis

Alpha Fornacis is a visual binary (h3555):
      6.0, 7.2; 300, 5.2". It has an orbit of 383.1 years.

To find the star start in nearby Eridanus; navigate to tau3 and tau4 Eridani then drop due south one and a half binocular fields: binoculars.

The constellation has a number of fine objects for large telescopes: the Fornax Gallaxy Cluster and the Fornax System, a bizarre kind of galaxy, but these objects are well beyond our own purposes.

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