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Constellation Data

  • Name: TUCANA
  • Translation: Toucan
  • Abbreviation: Tuc
  • Genitive: Tucanae
  • Size: 48
  • Regions: Southern
  • RA: 0 hours
  • Decl: -65 degrees
  • Season: Spring
  • Midnight Culmination: September 17

What is the Genitive form?
What is Right Ascension (RA)?
Is this constellation ever visible from my latitude? What is Declination?

Where should I look for a constellation on a date before or after its midnight culmination? What is Midnight Culmination?


Tucana the Toucan is one of four birds in the southern skies (cf. Pavo the Peacock, Phoenix, and Grus the Crane). It is best known for the Small Magellenic Cloud (described with the Large Magellenic Cloud on the page for Dorado the Swordfish).

[star chart]

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Special Stars

Alpha-Tucanae. Magnitude 2.9, orange. 114 LY.

Table of 25 Brightest Stars.
What is apparent stellar magnitude?

Star Clusters

47 Tucanae, often regarded as one of the most beautiful globular clusters, lies directly in front of the Small Magellenic Cloud. 15,000 LY.

What are Star Clusters?


See the description of the Small Magellenic Cloud on the web page for Dorado the Swordfish.

What are Galaxies?
Table of Messier Objects.
What is apparent Magnitude?

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