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Tucana Constellation
Constellation Tucana the Toucan

Tucana, the Toucan (Tuc)  

(too-KAY-nuh)


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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. too-KAY-nuh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Toucan
      1. Genitive:
      2. Tucanae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Tuc
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. November
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 23h 50m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -64° 56'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Tucanae  (2.87m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 9
      1. Quadruple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (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 (and not at all in the opposite).