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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNu Fornacis
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)612
Right Ascension2h 4m 29s
Declination-29° 17' 49"
Distance371 light years
114 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.7
Absolute: -0.6
Spectral ClassB5 Blue Dwarf
Optimum VisibilityNovember

Visible in this image directly to the east (left) of Nu Fornacis is the tapering elongated shape of PGC 7916, a lenticular galaxy more than two hundred million light years from the Milky Way. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas

Nu Fornacis is a curiosity: it is a blue star that varies in structure or surface markings, causing its brightness to change as it rotates.


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