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UZ Fornacis (AB) (Carbon Star) Facts

UZ Fornacis (AB) Facts

UZ Fornacis (AB)'s Alternative Names

UZ Fornacis (AB) has alternative name(s) :- UZ For (AB).

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of UZ Fornacis (AB)

The location of the carbon star in the night sky is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For UZ Fornacis (AB), the location is 03h 35m 29.00 and -25° 44` 22.00 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of UZ Fornacis (AB)

UZ Fornacis (AB) Colour and Temperature

UZ Fornacis (AB) has a spectral type of Catac. var.. This means the star is a carbon red carbon star.

UZ Fornacis (AB) Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

UZ Fornacis (AB) has an apparent magnitude of 18.20 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

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Additional UZ Fornacis (AB) Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameUZ Fornacis (AB)
Alternative NamesUZ For (AB)
Spectral TypeCatac. var.
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeCarbon Star
ColourRed
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationFornax
Visual / Apparent Magnitude18.20
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)03h 35m 29.00
Declination (Dec.)-25° 44` 22.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting UZ Fornacis (AB)


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
UZ For (AB) dConfirmed1.21900.0000.0520112.8

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