Constellation The Toucan

Tucana (The Toucan): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Toucan
  • Best seen in: November
  • Family: Bayer
  • Latitude: +15° to -90°

Tucana or The Toucan is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Bayer constellation family. Tucana is best seen in November (from latitudes +15° to -90°).

The constellation is named after “the toucan” bird and is a member of the “Southern Birds” group of constellations, together with Grus (“crane”), Pavo (“peacock”), and Phoenix. The brightest star in Tucana, Alpha Tucanae, is a binary system located 200 light years from Earth. It also marks the tip of the bird’s beak. The constellation is made up of 14 main stars.

Tucana Constellation Map

Tucana Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Toucan (Tucana)

The constellation Tucana contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Alpha Tucanae
  • Gamma Tucanae
  • Zeta Tucanae
  • Kappa Tucanae
  • Beta Tucanae
  • Epsilon Tucanae
  • HD 5980

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Tucana include: Nu Tucanae, Tucana Dwarf, Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 346, 47 Tucanae, NGC 406, NGC 362.

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