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Fornax - Furnace

Meaning “the furnace”, Fornax was described by Lacaille as being within the southern bend of the river. It was named in honor of the celebrated chemist Antoine Lauraent Lavoisier and had to do with his chemical prowess.
Right Ascension 02:50
Diameter (°)14
Area (square °)398
Opposition Nov 07
Size Rank 41st
Brightness Rank 81st