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Tucana - Toucan

The toucan is mentioned by all the great astronomers including Caesius, Kepler, Ricciolo, Bayer, and Burritt. Tucana lies immediately south of Phoenix, bordering on the south polar Octans, with its tail close to Achernar of Eridanus. It marks one crossing of the Equinox and Arctic circle.

Being in the southern sky it is appropriate to be named after still another tropical bird. Tucana contains the #47 Tucanae, the second largest globular cluster in the sky, and is visible with the naked eye in the Southern Hemisphere.
Right Ascension 11:23
Diameter (°)15
Area (square °)295
Opposition Sep 13
Size Rank 48th
Brightness Rank 55th