The Little Fox

Vulpecula Constellation

Origin of the Constellation

Vulpecula is a modern constellation created in 1687 by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius. Vulpecula is quite dim and contains no stars brighter than fourth magnitude.

Vulpecula was originally pictured with a goose in its mouth and was originally referred to as "Vulpes et Anser" or "Vulpecula et Anser", that is, the Fox and the Goose.  


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Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Science,
St. Cloud State University,St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

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