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And the last of the star animals is "Vulpecula the Star Fox", available as a new reprinted square card, a4 art print and original watercolour. Unlike other constellations, Vulpecula was not named from a character or creature from mythology that some early astronomer thought the grouping of stars resembled. When Johannes Hevelius named the constellation in 1687, he chose the name ‘Vulpecula et Anser’ or ‘fox with goose,’ as he believed that the shape looked like a fox bringing a goose to Cerberus, the “hound of Hades” that guarded the gates of the underworld. The constellation Cerberus has since become obsolete, while Hevelius’ other cluster of stars, the fox and the goose, has been renamed Vulpecula (the fox). As a homage to its original title, the brightest of the stars in the constellation is called Anser, as a nod to the now forgotten goose. Vulpecula is a northern constellation that can be seen by observers situated between +90° and -55° of latitude. It is the night sky’s 55th largest constellation, and is located at the centre of the Summer Triangle, and therefore close to the constellations of Aquila, Lyra and Cygnus. Vulpecula is best seen in September when the Summer Triangle is prominent in the sky. Vulpecula is a member of the Hercules family of constellations, together with Aquila, Ara, Centaurus, Corona Australis, Corvus, Crater, Crux, Cygnus, Hercules, Hydra, Lupus, Lyra, Ophiuchus, Sagitta, Scutum, Sextans, Serpens and Triangulum Australe. All of my star animals are available now in my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheSpiritArtistShop #art #artist #artistofinstagram #instaartist #artistofetsy #etsyshop #etsy #discoveretsy #thespiritartist #thespiritartistshop #spiritual #spiritualart #spiritualartist #painter #newart #handmade #painting #shopsmall #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #originalart #handpainted #newpainting #star #stars #cosmic #cosmicart #constellation #vulpecula #fox