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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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First Pulsar "An extraordinary object in the constellation Vulpecula has been reported by A.
In order of abundance, the most widely detected native animals (in most reserves) were Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula, Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus, Striped Marsh Frog Limnodynastes peronii, Southern Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingii, Garden Skink Lampropholis guichenoti, Little Forest Bat Vespadelus vulturnus, Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus, Common Froglet Crinia signifera, Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis, Delicate Skink Lampropholis delicata, and Weasel Skink Saproscincus mustelinus.
Effect of fire on the availability of hollows in trees used by the common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula Kerr, 1792, and the ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus Boddaerts, 1785.
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 effect of inactivating tannins on the intake of Eucalyptus foliage by a specialist Eucalyptus folivore Pseudocheirus peregrines and a generalist herbivore Trichosurus vulpecula.
The star, HD 189733, lies about 63 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula, the little fox.
The treatment of the common brush tailed possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, provides an excellent example of the way that people deem what is important.
Movements and habits of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula Kerr) in an urban area.