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 (to͞o-kā′nə, -kä′-, tyo͞o-)
A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Indus and Hydrus, containing the Small Magellanic Cloud.

[New Latin Tucana, from tucana, toucan, from Tupí tucána.]


n, Latin genitive Tucanae (tuːˈkɑːniː)
(Celestial Objects) a faint extensive constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydrus and Eridanus, containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud
[probably from Tupi: toucan]
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Noun1.Tucana - a large faint constellation in the southern hemisphere containing most of the Small Magellanic CloudTucana - a large faint constellation in the southern hemisphere containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud
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There are sections devoted to Ptolemy's constellations as well as "modern" constellations such as Microscopium (the microscope), Fornax (the furnace) and Tucana (the toucan).
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Triangle) TrA May 22 Tucana (Toucan) Tuc Sep 17 Ursa Major (Great Bear) UMa Mar 11 Vela (Sails of the Ship) Vel Feb 11 Virgo (Maiden) Vir Apr 12 Volans (Flying Fish) Vol Jan 18 Vulpecula (Fox) Vul Jul 26 Key: Abbr: Official three-letter abbreviation.
We also have beautiful birds of many colors, such as pigeons, hawks, columba, aquila, and tucana.
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0025 AU (375,000km) of the Earth on the morning of August 4 and had reached around 13th magnitude as it traversed the southern constellation of Tucana.