Vulpecula - Constellation Guide freestarcharts.com

Vulpecula is a small, faint constellation located in the northern section of the sky. Strangely, it was not one of the original 48 constellations created by 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, even though the pattern of stars were clearly visible to him and other ancient Greeks and Romans. The constellation we know today was created by Johannes Hevelius.…

Vulpecula - Constellations of Words

Anser, the Goose, is usually seen as a sub-constellation of Vulpecula. Vulpecula is a diminutive of Latin vulpes, fox, and believed to be from Greek alopex, Aeolian Greek falopex, whence valopes, volpes, vulpes [Valpy, Greek..., p.18], and comes from the Indo-European root * wlpé - 'Fox'.…