NAME: Vulpecula (vul-PECK-you-luh)
CULMINATION: midnight, 26 July
GENITIVE: Vulpeculae (vul-PECK-you-lye)
NEIGHBORS: Cyg, Del, Her, Lyr, Peg, Sge
BINOCULAR OBJECTS: Cr 399, NGC 6823, NGC 6853 (M 27), NGC 6940
URBAN OBJECTS: Cr 399, NGC 6853 (M 27), NGC 6940
Vulpecula is an extremely faint, mid-size mid-northerly constellation that ranks 55th in size among the 88 constellations. Vulpecula covers 268 square degrees of the celestial sphere, or about 0.6%. Its brightest star is barely fourth magnitude, and all of its other stars are fifth magnitude or dimmer. The ancients considered the area of Vulpecula to be just a dark patch of sky, and included it in none of their constellations. ...