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Fornax is a lonely constellation in a bleak region of the skies. The most notable object is the Fornax Galaxy Cluster, a faint group of galaxies to the southeast of the constellation suitable only for larger telescopes. A recommended prerequisite would be Eridanus.

Alpha Fornacis is a visual binary with an orbit of 314 years, although the separation (5") is a bit too close for binoculars. The star is encircled by Eridanus, and is best found by dropping due south from tau4 Eridani about eight degrees (just over one binocular FOV).

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