Vulpecula is a Northern Hemisphere constellation otherwise known as the Fox. It is one of seven constellations introduced by the 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius (Wikipedia) and published in Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia in 1687. Vulpecula remains one of the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union (Wikipedia).

Vulpecula (abbrev. = Vul; genitive = Vulpeculae) covers 268 square degrees or 0.65% of the celestial sphere making it the 55th largest constellation. It contains 68 stars brighter than apparent magnitude 6.5, the brightest star being Alpha Vulpeculae.

For more information see the entries for Vulpecula at Wikipedia and U. Wisconsin. For a chart of Vulpecula, see Vul (IAU).

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