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Tucana (Toucan)

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Beta Tucanae is in fact a group of six stars which appear to be at least loosely bound into a system. The two brightest of these, Beta-1 Tucanae and Beta-2 Tucanae. Kappa Tucanae is a group of four stars: two binary stars. Lambda Tucanae is an optical double.

Tucana's name is Latin for the toucan, a South American bird.

Neighbouring Constellations

Eridanus (Eridanus)

Grus (Crane)

Hydrus (Hydrus)

Indus (Indian)

Phoenix (Phoenix)

Picture of Tucana