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Tucana
Constellation Tucana

Tucana Constellation (Tuc)

The constellation of Tucana, the Toucan, is best viewed in the Fall season during the month of November for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Alpha Tucanae at magnitude 2.87. The boundary of the Tucana constellation contains 9 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can see magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Toucan
      1. Genitive:
      2. Tucanae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Tuc
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. November
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. S
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 23h 50m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -64° 56'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Alpha Tucanae (2.87m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 9
      1. Quadruple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 1 binary stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 2

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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