The Sculptor

Fornax Fornacis (For)

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This undistinguished constellation of the southern sky is made up of faint stars tucked into a bend in the river Eridanus, south of Cetus. It was introduced in the 18 th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, originally under the name Fornax Chemica, referring to the chemical furnace of the kind used for distillation. the In the southern part of Fornax lies a cluster of galaxies including the radio source Fornax A.


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