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Tucana (abbr. Tuc, gen. Tucanae)

Tucana

Tucana. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.


Tucana (abbr. Tuc, gen. Tucanae), the Toucan is a small constellation of the southern circumpolar region. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars and interesting deep sky objects.

 

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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