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

[New Latin Vulpēcula, from Latin vulpēcula, diminutive of vulpēs, fox; see vulpine.]


n, Latin genitive Vulpeculae (vʌlˈpɛkjʊˌliː)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila
[C19: from Latin: a little fox, from vulpēs a fox]
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It is the closest such 'hot Jupiter' to Earth, at a distance of 63 light-years or 600 trillion kilometers away, in the constellation Vulpecula, the 'little fox.
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.
To test the technique, dubbed MassSpec, de Wit and Seager calculated the mass of HD 189733b, a sizzling gas giant located 63 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula.
In the area of sky approximately bounded by Pegasus, Aquila and Cygnus lie the four small constellations of Equuleus, Delphinus, Sagitta and Vulpecula, which are often overshadowed by their larger and brighter neighbours.
The star, HD 189733, lies about 63 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula, the little fox.
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It orbits a star 64 light years from the Sun in the constellation of Vulpecula the Fox.
Spitzer, a space-based infrared telescope, obtained the detailed data, called spectra, for two different gas exoplanets: HD 189733b is 370 trillion miles away in the constellation Vulpecula, and HD 209458b is 904 trillion miles away in the constellation Pegasus.
Experimental infection of Australian brushtail possums, Trichosurus vulpecula (Phalangeridae: Marsupialia), with Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses by use of a natural mosquito vector system.
Within this triangle are two small constellations known as Vulpecula & Sagitta.
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