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Fornax is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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The Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy (mag 9.0) will be well placed, high in the sky. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of 34°27'S, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 35°N.

From San Diego, it will be visible between 23:57 and 01:27. It will become accessible around 23:57, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:42, 22° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 01:27 when it sinks below 21° above your southern horizon.

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At magnitude 9.0, Fornax is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of Fornax is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
Fornax 02h40m00s 34°27'S Fornax 9.0 17'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 02 November 2022
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The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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