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Tucana
Constellation
Abbreviation Tuc
Genitive Tucanae
Pronunciation /tjʊˈknə/,
genitive /tjʊˈkn/
Symbolism the Toucan
Right ascension 22h 08.45m to 01h 24.82m
Declination −56.31° to −75.35°
Quadrant SQ1
Area 295 sq. deg. (48th)
Main stars 3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
17
Stars with planets 5
Stars brighter than 3.00m 1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 2
Brightest star α Tuc (2.87m)
Nearest star LHS 1208
(26.55 ly, 8.14 pc)
Messier objects None
Bordering
constellations
Grus
Indus
Octans
Hydrus
Eridanus (corner)
Phoenix
Visible at latitudes between +25° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November.

Tucana is a constellation in the southern sky.

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