The Constellation Directory


"The Toucan"


By IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Abbreviation: Tuc
Genitive: Tucanae
Constellation family: Bayer Group
Nearest constellations: Eridanus, Grus, Hydrus, Indus, Octans, and Phoenix
Right ascension: 0.13h
Declination: -64.96°
Visible between latitudes: +15° and -90°
Square degrees: 295
Luminary: Alpha Tucanae
Notable deep sky objects: NGC 104, Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 346, Tucana Dwarf Galaxy


Tucana is a small constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that is best viewed in November. It was first introduced in 1603 when Johann Bayer published his star atlas Uranometria.


There is no mythology associated with this constellation.