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Vulpecula Constellation
Constellation Vulpecula the Fox Star Map

Vulpecula, the Fox (Vul)

(vul-PECK-yuh-luh)


The Northern constellation of Vulpecula, the Fox, is best viewed in Fall during the month of September. It's brightest star is Anser at magnitude 4.44. The boundary of the Vulpecula constellation contains 5 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. vul-PECK-yuh-luh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Fox
      1. Genitive:
      2. Vulpeculae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Vul
      1. Asterism:
      2. Coathanger
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. September
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 20h 22m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 25° 2'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Anser   (4.44)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 5
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (binary) stars



    Brightest Stars in Vulpecula

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Vulpecula by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Nebulae in Vulpecula

      Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Vulpecula . Also see all nebulae.

          1. Nebula name
          2. Catalog #
          3. Nebula type



        Neutron Stars in Vulpecula

        These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Vulpecula. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Also see all neutron stars.

            1. Neutron star
            2. Type



          Black Holes in Vulpecula

          These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Vulpecula. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Also see all black holes.

              1. Black hole
              2. Type
              1. QZ Vul
              2. stellar

            * 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 (and not at all in the opposite).