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- n. Genitive form of Fornax used when naming stars, such as α Fornacis.
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That vessel was destroyed, and all hands lost, while engaged in combat with the Borg in the Zeta Fornacis system.
For larger telescopes, set sail for Beta Fornacis and head 3 degrees southwest RA 02 39 42 Dec –34 16 08 for a real curiosity—NGC 1049.
This week's awesome images are (in order of appearance): NGC 1444, King 7, Eta 3 and Eta 2 Fornacis, NGC 1049 (credit—Palomar Observatory, courtesy of Caltech), Walter Adams (credit—Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago) and M33 (courtesy of NOAO/AURA/NSF).