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WX Fornacis, HIP8698

WX Fornacis is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Fornax. The description is based on the spectral class. WX Fornacis is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

WX Fornacis's Alternative Names

HIP8698 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

WX Fornacis has alternative name(s) :- , WX For.

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

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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WX Fornacis Facts

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWX Fornacis
Alternative NamesHIP 8698, WX For
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationFornax
Galactic Latitude-76.17 degrees
Galactic Longitude234.22 degrees

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeSemi-Regular Star w
Mean Variability Period in Days0.204
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)8.790 - 9.040

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

Multi-Star System

The star has been identified as being a multi-star system, one in which there is at least one star in close orbit to another star or two or more stars orbiting a central point. The stars may be of equal mass, unequal mass where one star is stronger than the other or be in groups orbiting a central point which doesn't necessarily have to be a star. More information can be found on my dedicated multiple star systems page. The source of the info is Simbad. The file is dated 2000 so any differences between this and any other source will be down to the actual source from where the information came from.


Proper Motion mas/yr
H.D. IdB.D. IdStar CodeMagnitudeR.A.Dec.SpectrumColourYear
-31 775.2A9.200006.00000-3.00000K5Orange
B10.600006.00000-3.000001991

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