Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the celestial Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Sagitta.

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  • proper n. A faint autumn constellation in the northern sky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Sagitta

Etymologies

New Latin, from Latin vulpēcula, diminutive of vulpēs, fox; see vulpine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. From Latin vulpēcula "little fox". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Vulpecula, which is a constellation 17,000 light years from Earth.

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  • Last weekend, I attended Con*Stellation XXVIII: Vulpecula, a small-but-sincere convention in Huntsville, Alabama.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Also in Vulpecula is the Coathanger or Brocchi's Cluster whose binocular-brightness stars are arranged in the form of an inverted coathanger.

    Starwatch: The summer triangle

  • Another planetary nebula, M27 or the Dumbbell, is an easier binocular object in the dim constellation of Vulpecula the Fox to the SE, and just above Sagitta the Arrow.

    Starwatch: The summer triangle

  • The planet, HD 189733b, now known to have methane and water vapour is located 63 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula, the little fox.

    Methane in space

  • Maximillian WOLF Vulpecula – Respobsilbe for the discovery of hundreds of Asteroids through photgraphy

    Universe Puzzle No. 6 | Universe Today

  • However, you get only half marks for Maximillian WOLF (Vulpecula) – Vulpecula is 'Fox'; Lupus is 'Wolf'; and no marks for Charles Augustione de COLUMBO (you mean Charles Augustin de Coulomb; the constellation Columba, the Dove, is not related to Coulomb).

    Universe Puzzle No. 6 | Universe Today

  • Maximillian WOLF Vulpecula – Responsible for the discovery of hundreds of Asteroids through photography

    Universe Puzzle No. 6 | Universe Today

  • On Aug. 11, 2007, Mark Swain from JPL and his team turned the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility – a 3-meter telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, — to the hot, Jupiter-size planet HD 189733b in the constellation Vulpecula.

    New Technique to Find Earth-like Exoplanets | Universe Today

  • Computer artwork of an extrasolar gas giant planet, orbiting a star in the constellation Vulpecula.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

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