Vulpecula is a constellation found in the Northern Hemisphere, positioned just south of the Nothern Cross, Cygnus. When the Summer Triangle is high in the sky, you can see the constellation between Vega and Altair and lies north of Sagitta and Selphinus. A very faint constellation, most of the stars are of magnitude 4 and 5, the brightest star being a red giant more than 200 light years away from Earth, barely visible to the unaided eye.

The name Vulpecula means "the Little Fox", although the original name of the constellation was Vulpecula cum Anser, meaning the Little Fox and the Goose. It is one of Johannes Hevelius' constellations, listed along with 6 other new constellations in his catalogue Prodromus Astronomiae, published by his wife 3 years after his death in 1690. He made up the constellation to fill a rather vacant part of the sky, and is quoted to have said, "I wished to place a fox and a goose in the space of the sky well fitted to it; because such an animal is cunning, voracious and fierce."

The famous planetary nebula, the Dumbbell Nebula (M27), can be found in its central region.

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