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Vulpecula

(vul-pek -yŭ-lă) (Fox) A constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus, lying in the Milky Way, the brightest stars being of 4th magnitude. It contains the Dumbbell nebula. Abbrev.: Vul; genitive form: Vulpeculae; approx. position: RA 20h, dec +25°; area: 268 sq deg.
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Vulpecula

[‚vəl′pek·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
A northern constellation, right ascension 20 hours, declination 25°N. Also known as Little Fox.
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