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Vulpecula

Quick Facts

Name:Vulpecula
vul-PECK-you-lah
Meaning:Fox
Abbreviation:Vul
Genitive:Vulpeculae
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -55°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:September, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:July 14
Right Ascension:20.34 hours
Declination:25.1 degrees
Area:268.165 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Vulpecula

About Vulpecula

Vulpecula, the Fox, was created by Johann Hevelius, introduced in his posthumously published star catalogue of 1690. It was originally called Vulpecula cum Asner, the Fox and the Goose; however, the goose no longer appears on star charts.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AnserAlpha Vul

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M27Planetary Nebula

Neighboring Constellations

CygnusLyra
DelphinusPegasus
HerculesSagitta
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