Vulpecula from John Flamsteed’s Atlas Coelestis. Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
|Vulpecula Constellation Profile
|Location: Northern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 278 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 54
|On Meridian: 9pm September 10th
||Best View (North): Summer
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Cygnus, Lyra, Hercules, Sagitta, Delphinus, Pegasus
The Myth Behind the Constellation Vulpecula
Vulpecula, “The Fox” is another modern constellation created by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in the late seventeenth century. Originally it was a double figure named Vulpecula cum Anser, “The Fox with the Goose”. Today, only the fox is left.
Vulpecula Constellation Points of Interest
|Interesting Objects in the Constellation Vulpecula
Bright Stars in Vulpecula
There are no stars in Vulpecula with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.