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List of stars in Tucana
Abbreviation: Tuc
Genitive: Tucanae
Symbology: the Toucan
Right ascension: 0 h
Declination: −65°
Area: 295 sq. deg. (48th)
Main stars: 3
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 17
Stars with planets: 2
Bright stars: 1
Nearby stars: 1
Brightest star: α Tuc (2.87m)
Nearest star: ζ Tuc (28.03 ly)
Messier objects: None
Meteor showers:
Bordering constellations: Grus
Eridanus (corner)
Visible at latitudes between +25° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November

Tucana (IPA: /tuːˈkɑːnə, -ˈkeɪnə, -ˈkanə, tjuː-/, Latin: toucan) is a southern constellation. The constellation was one of twelve constellations created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597, and it first appeared in Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603. Image File history File links Tucana_constellation_map. ... This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Tucana, sorted by decreasing brightness. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Genera Andigena Aulacorhynchus Baillonius Pteroglossus Ramphastos Selenidera Toucans are near passerine birds from the neotropics. ... Equatorial Coordinates Right ascension (abbrev. ... In astronomy, declination (abbrev. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ... Alpha Tucanae (α Tuc / α Tucanae) is a binary star in the constellation Tucana. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other celestial body is a measure of its apparent brightness as seen by an observer on Earth. ... Zeta Tucanae (ζ Tuc / ζ Tucanae) is a star in the constellation Tucana. ... A light-year or lightyear (symbol: ly) is a unit of measurement of length, specifically the distance light travels in vacuum in one year. ... The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. ... The Taurids Meteor Shower A meteor shower, some of which are known as a meteor storm or meteor outburst, is a celestial event where a group of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the sky. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Indus (IPA: ) is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Phoenix (IPA: ) is a minor southern constellation, introduced by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, and popularized by Johann Bayers Uranometria in 1603. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Genera Andigena Aulacorhynchus Baillonius Pteroglossus Ramphastos Selenidera Toucans are near passerine birds from the neotropics. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1540-1596) was a Dutch navigator. ... Frederick de Houtman (1571—1627) was a Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia (see History of Western Australia) en route to Batavia. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ... For other uses, see: 1597 (number). ... Johann Bayer (1572 – March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ... Year 1603 (MDCIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Since it was invented in the 17th century, there is no earlier mythology associated with it.

Notable deep sky objects

At the southern end of Tucana lies the Small Magellanic Cloud. The globular cluster 47 Tucanae (NGC 104) is also located within its boundaries as the Tucana Dwarf galaxy, which was discovered in 1990. The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a dwarf galaxy[1] in orbit around the Milky Way Galaxy. ... The Globular Cluster M80 in the constellation Scorpius is located about 28,000 light years from the Sun and contains hundreds of thousands of stars. ... 47 Tucanae ( NGC 104) or just 47 Tuc is a globular cluster located in the constellation Tucana. ... The Tucana Dwarf Galaxy is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation Tucana. ...


  • Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion (2007). Collins Stars and Planets Guide, HarperCollins, London. ISBN 978-0007251209.

External links

  • The Deep Photographic Guide to the Constellations: Tucana

The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda • Antlia • Apus • Aquarius • Aquila • Ara • Aries • Auriga • Boötes • Caelum • Camelopardalis • Cancer • Canes Venatici • Canis Major • Canis Minor • Capricornus • Carina • Cassiopeia • Centaurus • Cepheus • Cetus • Chamaeleon • Circinus • Columba • Coma Berenices • Corona Australis • Corona Borealis • Corvus • Crater • Crux • Cygnus • Delphinus • Dorado • Draco • Equuleus • Eridanus • Fornax • Gemini • Grus • Hercules • Horologium • Hydra • Hydrus • Indus • Lacerta • Leo • Leo Minor • Lepus • Libra • Lupus • Lynx • Lyra • Mensa • Microscopium • Monoceros • Musca • Norma • Octans • Ophiuchus • Orion • Pavo • Pegasus • Perseus • Phoenix • Pictor • Pisces • Piscis Austrinus • Puppis • Pyxis • Reticulum • Sagitta • Sagittarius • Scorpius • Sculptor • Scutum • Serpens • Sextans • Taurus • Telescopium • Triangulum • Triangulum Australe • Tucana • Ursa Major • Ursa Minor • Vela • Virgo • Volans • Vulpecula
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