Vulpecula Constellation Myths and Facts

Vulpecula: The Fox

Pronunciation: vul-PECK-yuh-luh
Vulpecula, The Fox
Vulpecula from John Flamsteed’s Atlas Coelestis. Source image provided by — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
Vulpecula Constellation Profile
Abbreviation: Vul Genitive: Vulpecilae
Origin: Hevelius Location: Northern Hemisphere
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
Name Messier NGC Type Visibility
Dumbbell Nebula M27 NGC 6853 Planetary Nebula Binoculars

Bright Stars in Vulpecula

There are no stars in Vulpecula with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.