Vulpecula

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Vulpecula
Constellation
Vulpecula
AbbreviationVul
GenitiveVulpeculae
Pronunciation/vʌlˈpɛkjʊlə/,
genitive /vʌlˈpɛkjʊl/
Symbolismthe Fox
Right ascension20
Declination+25
QuadrantNQ4
Area268 sq. deg. (55th)
Main stars5, 20
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
33
Stars with planets4
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)0
Brightest starα Vul (Anser) (4.44m)
Messier objects1
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.

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