Tucana


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Tucana

(too-kahn -ă) (Toucan) A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Grus, the brightest stars being of 2nd and 3rd magnitude. The 3rd-magnitude double star Beta (β) has components that are also double. The area contains the Small Magellanic Cloud and the globular clusters 47 Tucanae (NGC 104), of 4th magnitude so easily visible, and NGC 362, just visible. Abbrev.: Tuc; genitive form: Tucanae; approx. position: RA 0h, dec –65°; area: 295 sq deg.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tucana

 

(or Toucan), a constellation of the southern hemisphere. Its brightest star has a visual stellar magnitude of 2.8. A satellite galactic system of the Galaxy—the Small Magellanic Cloud—and a very bright globular star cluster are located in Tucana. The constellation is not visible in the USSR. (SeeSTELLARSKY.)

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Tucana

[tü′kä·nə]
(astronomy)
A constellation in the southern hemisphere; right ascension 23 hours, declination 60° south. Also known as Toucan.
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