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Vulpecula
Constellation
Abbreviation Vul
Genitive Vulpeculae
Pronunciation /vʌlˈpɛkjʊlə/,
genitive /vʌlˈpɛkjʊl/
Symbolism the Fox
Right ascension 20
Declination +25
Quadrant NQ4
Area 268 sq. deg. (55th)
Main stars 5, 20
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
33
Stars with planets 4
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 0
Brightest star α Vul (Anser) (4.44m)
Nearest star Ross 165
(33.54 ly, 10.28 pc)
Messier objects 1
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

Dumbbell nebula

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