Fornax

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For·nax

 (fôr′năks′)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Sculptor and Eridanus.

[Latin fornāx, furnace, oven; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]

Fornax

(ˈfɔːnæks)
n, Latin genitive Fornacis (fɔːˈneɪsɪs; -ˈnæs-)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Cetus and Phoenix
[Latin: oven, kiln]
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Noun1.Fornax - a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Cetus and Phoenix
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Sixty million light-years from Earth in the Fornax constellation, two neighboring galaxies have very different histories.
Close to the eastern edge of the Sculptor constellation and 5 degrees west of the Fornax constellation, the amateur Bruno Alessi came across a lovely closed arrowhead star grouping, consisting of eight stars (see sketch).