|Visible in Latitudes:||50° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||December, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||November 9|
|Right Ascension:||2.78 hours|
|Area:||397.502 sq. degrees|
Fornax was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his stay at the Cape of Good Hope between 1751 and 1752. It was named the Chemical Furnace in honor of Antoine Lavoisier, who was guillotined in the French Revolution in 1794. Lacaille created it out of several faint stars in the constellation Eridanus.