Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Eridanus ←     Fornax: The Furnace     → Gemini

(possessive form Fornacis, abbreviation For) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
     Fornax is one of fourteen southern constellations created by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1756 as a result of his observations of ten thousand southern stars, but not introduced to the public until the posthumous publication of his work in 1763.

Historical Map of Fornax
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Modern Map of Fornax
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Fornax

Constellations Bordering Fornax
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Fornax
     Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α For

β For

Objects of Interest
NGC 1097 (RA 02 46 19, Dec -30 16 28), a 9th-magnitude spiral galaxy (S(B)bI-II).
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Eridanus ←     Fornax: The Furnace     → Gemini