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Vulpecula (abbr. Vul, gen. Vulpeculae)





The Fox; a faint northern constellation that lies north of Sagitta and Delphinus and south of Cygnus. Although its chief star, Alpha Vul, is no brighter than magnitude 4.4, Vulpecula is home to some interesting deep sky objects including the Dumbbell Nebula and the Coathanger open cluster.


Vulpecula constellation
Vulpecula. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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