Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Triangulum Australe ←Tucana: The Toucan→ Ursa Major

(possessive form Tucanae, abbreviation Tuc) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
 Tucana is one of twelve southern constellations mapped by Dutch explorer Frederick de Houtman and navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser in 1595-97, formed into constellations by Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius, and introduced to the world at large by Johann Bayer in his 1603 Uranometria.

Historical Maps of Tucana
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (Image from the USNO copy of the 1661 edition of Bayer's Uranometria)
Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing Tucana

From Bode's 1801 Uranographia (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bode's Uranographia showing the region near Tucana

Modern Map of Tucana
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Tucana

Constellations Bordering Tucana
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Tucana
 Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Tuc

β Tuc

γ Tuc

δ Tuc

ε Tuc

Objects of Interest
NGC 265, a 12th-magnitude open cluster in the Small Magellanic Cloud (RA 00 47 11, Dec -73 28 43).
NGC 290, a 12th-magnitude open cluster in the Small Magellanic Cloud (RA 00 51 15, Dec -73 09 45).
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Triangulum Australe ←Tucana: The Toucan→ Ursa Major