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Tucana (The Toucan) Constellation

Tucana (pronounced tjuːˈkeɪnə) is the Latin name of a constellation situated south of the celestial equator. As such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

In English language this constellation is also known as "The Toucan" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "Tuc" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "Tucn" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).

The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Tucanae" (pronounced tjuːˈkeɪniː) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Tucanae (the brightest star of Tucana based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Tucanae (the 23th star in the constellation of Tucana based on the Flamsteed catalog).

Tucana is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
Available Resources for Tucana

Sky Chart of Tucana Constellation

Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Tucana constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Tucana in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.

Chart of  constellation
This constellation image is derivatve work based on original work by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

Visibility of Tucana Constellation

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations these times can have little relevance.

Bright Stars in Tucana Constellation

The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Tucana constellation. See also the complete list of 46 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Tucana. Click on each star to see more details about it.

HR Number(*) Star designation Proper name Visual magnitude Color Notes
HR8502 α Tucanae 2.86 Double;
HR8848 γ Tucanae 3.99
HR77 ζ Tucanae 4.23
HR126 β1 Tucanae 4.37 Multiple;
HR8540 δ Tucanae 4.48 Variable; Double;
HR9076 ε Tucanae 4.5
HR127 β2 Tucanae 4.54 Multiple;
HR8582 ν Tucanae 4.81 Variable;
HR377 κ Tucanae 4.86 Variable; Multiple;
HR9062 η Tucanae 5
HR136 β3 Tucanae 5.09 Double;
HR8531 5.32 Double;
HR332 ι Tucanae 5.37
HR187 ρ Tucanae 5.39
HR270 λ2 Tucanae 5.45
HR83 π Tucanae 5.51
HR8901 5.59
HR8909 5.63
HR8843 5.66
HR8919 5.68 Variable;
...go to the complete list of 46 bright stars in the constellation of Tucana

(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.

Deep Sky Objects in Tucana Constellation

The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Tucana constellation. See also the complete list of 128 deep sky objects in the constellation of Tucana. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).

Name Type Magnitude
NGC 292 (Small Magellanic Cloud) Galaxy 2.2 (V)
NGC 104 (47 Tucanae Cluster) Globular Cluster 4.09 (V)
NGC 362 Globular Cluster 6.58 (V)
NGC 330 Open Cluster 9.55 (V)
NGC 419 Globular Cluster 10.5 (V)
NGC 376 Open Cluster 10.9 (V)
IC 5250A Galaxy 11.11 (V)
NGC 121 Globular Cluster 11.24 (V)
NGC 7329 Galaxy 11.31 (V)
NGC 458 Open Cluster 11.66 (V)
IC 1644 HII Ionized region 11.7 (V)
NGC 290 Open Cluster 11.71 (V)
NGC 299 Open Cluster 11.73 (V)
NGC 416 Globular Cluster 11.76 (V)
NGC 7205 Galaxy 11.77 (B)
NGC 361 Open Cluster 11.77 (V)
IC 1611 Open Cluster 11.96 (V)
NGC 306 Open Cluster 12.07 (V)
NGC 411 Open Cluster 12.1 (V)
NGC 242 Open Cluster 12.1 (B)
...go to the complete list of 128 deep sky objects in the constellation of Tucana