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Tucana

Quick Facts

Name:Tucana
too-KAH-nah
Meaning:Toucan
Abbreviation:Tuc
Genitive:Tucanae
Visible in Latitudes:15° thru -90°
Viewing Season:All year (circumpolar)
Best Seen In:November, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:August 26
Right Ascension:0.13 hours
Declination:-65.0 degrees
Area:294.557 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Tucana

About Tucana

Tucana was named by Johann Bayer in 1603. Other astronomers, including Kepler and Riccioli, called it Anser Americanus, the American Goose.

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