Vulpecula

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Vulpecula
Vulpecula
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List of stars in Vulpecula
Abbreviation: Vul
Genitive: Vulpeculae
Symbology:
Right ascension: 20 h
Declination: +25°
Area: 268 sq. deg. (55th)
Main stars: 5, 20
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 33
Stars known to have planets: 4
Bright stars: 0
Nearby stars: 0
Brightest star: α Vul (Anser) (4.44m)
Nearest star: Ross 165 ( ly)
Messier objects: 1
Meteor showers:
Bordering constellations: Cygnus
Lyra
Hercules
Sagitta
Delphinus
Pegasus
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −55°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of September

Vulpecula is a northern constellation (group of stars). People say that it looks like a fox. It is not very bright. None of the stars in Vulpecula are brighter than the 4th magnitude in Vulpecula. It is in the middle of the Summer Triangle, three stars that make the shape of a triangle in the sky.

Deep sky objects[change | change source]

Dumbbell nebula