Southern Hemisphere

Tucana Tucanae (Tuc)

WIDTH DEPTH l SIZE RANKING 48th fULLY VISIBLE 14°n-90°s

This far southern constellation lies at the end of the celestial river, Eridanus. It now represents the large-beaked bird of South and Central America. When it was originally introduced in the late 16th century by the Dutch navigator—astronomers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, it was a bird of the East Indies. Its brightest star is Alpha (a) Tucanae, magnitude 2.9.

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