#1697. Asked by abba. (Apr 20 00 9:24 PM)
Apr 25 00, 3:10 AM
Fornax (Latin: furnace) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Fornax Chemica (Latin for chemical furnace), representing a small solid-fuel heater formerly used for heating chemical experiments.
Here are some more constellation abbreviations. These abbreviations are used by both professional and amateur astronomers. When preparing a list of objects to observe, it is easier to use the abbreviation of the constellation.
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