The Constellation Directory


"The Fox"


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

Abbreviation: Vul
Genitive: Vulpeculae
Constellation family: Hercules
Nearest constellations: Cygnus, Delphinus, Hercules, Lyra, Pegasus, and Sagitta
Right ascension: 20.34h
Declination: 25.06°
Visible between latitudes: +90° and -55°
Square degrees: 268
Luminary: Anser (Alpha Vulpeculae)
Named stars: Anser
Notable deep sky objects: M27 (Dumbbell Nebula), Collinder 399


Vulpecula is a small constellation in the Northern Hemisphere. It is best viewed in September.

Vulpecula was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in 1690. It was originally named Vulpecula cum Anser, or "The Fox and the Goose."


There is no mythology associated with this constellation.