Overview
System: Alpha Fornacis - All bodies
Distance to Sol: 46.44 ly
Spectral Class: F - Scoopable
Luminosity Class: V - Main-sequence star (dwarf)
Age: 1,320 Million years
Solar Masses: 1.6172
Solar Radius: 1.3622
Surface Temperature: 7,642 K
Orbital Period: 27,983.8 D
Semi Major Axis: 7.45 AU
Orbital Eccentricity: 0.3028
Orbital Inclination: 79.06 °
Arg Of Periapsis: 287.10 °
Absolute Magnitude: 3.1657
Materials:
None
Stations:
None

Class F stars are white main sequence stars. They range in mass from 1 to 1.4 solar masses and have a surface temperature reaching 7,600 K.

The term dwarf star refers to a variety of distinct classes of stars. The term was originally coined in 1906 when the Danish astronomer Ejnar Hertzsprung noticed that the reddest stars - classified as K and M in the Harvard scheme - could be divided into two distinct groups. They are either much brighter than the Sun, or much fainter. To distinguish these groups, he called them "giant" and "dwarf" stars, the dwarf stars being fainter and the giants being brighter than the sun.


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