Vulpecula

The Fox

Constellation of the northern sky

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GenitiveVulpeculae
AbbreviationVul
Right Ascension18h56 to 21h28
Declination+19.5° to +29.4°
Area (sq deg)268
Brightest StarAnser
Optimum VisibilityAugust
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A late addition to the northern sky, this group of stars was originally intended to represent a fox carrying a goose in its jaws. Its most important feature is the Dumbbell Nebula, M27.

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