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Constellation Guide

Constellation guide to the 88 official constellations which divide up the sky. These constellations are used to help navigate the celestial sphere. The Constellations are patterns in the sky which have been to invented and have deep mythology behind them. Constellations cover massive areas in the sky and as such are very easy to find.

Some of the constellations have very familiar names, such as Leo, Gemini, Virgo and Aquarius. There are 12 of these constellations and they form the Zodiac. The Zodiac constellations follow the line of the ecliptic. The ecliptic is the apparent path of the Sun on the celestial sphere.

Vulpecula

The Fox

Vulpecula is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair.

Vulpecula

Vulpecula Mythology

As a fairly modern constellation, Vulpecula does not have any associated mythology.

Further Information

Since it was invented in the 17th century, from faint stars, there is no earlier mythology associated with the constellation Vulpecula. The name Vulpecula actually means 'little fox', the translation 'Fox' is more widely used, however.

Vulpecula Photographs

 

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