'; UniverseSite | Enclylopedia of the Universe | Stars | Planets| Constellations | Galaxies

Fornax (Furnace)

Month Best Visible


Hemisphere Visible


NGC 1316 is a notably bright elliptical galaxy within the Fornax Cluster. The galaxy is also one of the brightest radio sources in the sky. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field is also located within Fornax.

Fornax was originally called 'Fornax Chemica' representing a small solid fuel heater used for heating chemical experiments.

Neighbouring Constellations

Sculptor (Sculptor)

Phoenix (Phoenix)

Cetus (Whale)

Eridanus (Eridanus)

Picture of Fornax