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Tucana is a constellation in the southern sky which was introduced by Johann Bayer in 1603. It is surrounded by Phoenix, Grus, Indus, Octans, Hydrus and Erdanus.


Tucana
Latin name Tucana
Latin genitive Tucanae
International abbreviation Tuc
Number of stars 81
Symbology Toucan


Remarkable objects

History and mythology

An inconspicious constellation, this exotic bird with its huge beak was suggested by P.D. Keyser. Bayer put it into his atlas Uranometria in 1603.

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88 Official Constellations by IAU

AndromedaAntliaApusAquariusAquilaAraAriesAurigaBoötesCaelumCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCapricornusCarinaCassiopeiaCentaurusCepheusCetusChamaeleonCircinusColumbaComa BerenicesCorona AustralisCorona BorealisCorvusCraterCruxCygnusDelphinusDoradoDracoEquuleusEridanusFornaxGeminiGrusHerculesHorologiumHydraHydrusIndusLacertaLeoLeo MinorLepusLibraLupusLynxLyraMensaMicroscopiumMonocerosMuscaNormaOctansOphiuchusOrionPavoPegasusPerseusPhoenixPictorPiscesPiscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisReticulumSagittaSagittariusScorpiusSculptorScutumSerpensSextansTaurusTelescopiumTriangulumTriangulum AustraleTucanaUrsa MajorUrsa MinorVelaVirgoVolansVulpecula