Beta Fornacis

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β Fornacis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Fornax
Right ascension 02h 49m 05.4195s[1]
Declination −32° 24′ 21.232″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.465[1]
Spectral type G8.5IIIb[1]
U−B color index +0.69[2]
B−V color index +0.99[2]
R−I color index +0.54[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) 16.8 ± 0.9[1] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 86.96[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 158.96[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 19.31 ± 0.67[1] mas
Distance 169 ± 6 ly
(52 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.89[3]
Radius 11[4] R
Other designations
β For, Beta Fornacis, Beta For, CD−32 1025, FK5 101, HD 17652, HIP 13147, HR 841, NLTT 9066, SAO 193931, WDS 02491-3224A.[1]
Database references

Beta Fornacis (Beta For, β Fornacis, β For) is a G-type giant star in the constellation of Fornax.[1] It has an apparent visual magnitude of approximately 4.465.[1]

β Fornacis has a visual companion, CCDM J02491-3224B, which has an apparent visual magnitude of approximately 14.0.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k * bet For -- Star in double system, database entry, SIMBAD. Accessed on line September 17, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c HR 841, database entry, The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version), D. Hoffleit and W. H. Warren, Jr., CDS ID V/50. Accessed on line September 17, 2008.
  3. ^ From apparent magnitude and parallax.
  4. ^ HD 17652, database entry, Catalog of Apparent Diameters and Absolute Radii of Stars (CADARS), 3rd edition, L. E. Pasinetti-Fracassini, L. Pastori, S. Covino, and A. Pozzi, CDS ID II/224. Accessed on line September 17, 2008.