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Tucana (abbr. Tuc, gen. Tucanae)





The Toucan; a small constellation of the southern circumpolar region. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars and interesting deep sky objects.


Tucana constellation
Tucana. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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Stars brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. ( ° ' '' )
Alpha 2.87 -1.06 K3III 199 22 18 30 -60 15 35
Beta 3.7 -0.20   140    
   Beta-1 4.36 1.20 B9VI   00 32 33 -62 57 30
   Beta-2 4.53 1.37 A2V+A7V   00 32 34 -62 57 57
Gamma 3.99 2.27 F1III 72 23 17 26 -58 14 08


Other objects of interest
Name Type of Object Notes
47 Tucanae globular cluster See separate entry
NGC 362 globular cluster A foreground object at the northern edge of the Small Magellanic Cloud, visible through binoculars. Distance 40,000 light-years; magnitude 6.6; diameter 12.9'; R.A. 01h 03.2m, Dec. -70° 51'
Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy See separate entry


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Related categories

   • NOTABLE STARS
   • NEBULAE AND STAR CLUSTERS
   • GALAXIES