The third of the four Southern Birds, it is yet another article which I found had some interesting stuff and I enjoyed improving. I think it is within striking distance of FA standards when compared with other FA constellations. So have at it and let me know what needs fine-tuning.... Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 21:43, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
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Images are both appropriately captioned and licensed. Nikkimaria (talk) 23:19, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
thanks/cool....finally got an image review completely right from the get-go here.. Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 01:49, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Comments from Cassianto
"Tucana is a constellation of stars in the southern sky, created in the late sixteenth century." -- Was the name created in the late sixteenth century or the actual constellation? Would the latter not be millions of years old?
All a constellation is is a construct or pattern of stars, it has no inherent existence other than as an address really. So as far as w know, before the late 16th century no-one saw any toucan in those stars.....hence my use of "created"....maybe another verb would suit btter...will sleep on it.a Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 13:48, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
To me, this reads that the constellation of stars were created in the late 1500s. If I were to offer some alternatives then might I suggest "discovered", "founded" or "named" or something like that. -- CassiantoTalk 16:36, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
"Founded" or "named" really probably the best. gone with 'named'. Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 21:38, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
"Tucana was one of the twelve constellations..." -- Why do we refer to the constellation in the past tense here, but the current in the lead section?
Hmm, was thinking past tense because of its creation but changed to present as still current...as are the other 11 Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 13:45, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
I think all introductions should be in the definite article; like here, we have Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius and Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman
Support and comments from Jim I'm happy to support, but there are a couple of minor infelicities that could do with tweaking Jimfbleak -talk to me? 07:38, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Tucana is a constellation of stars in the southern sky, named in the late sixteenth century. Its name is Latin for the toucan, a South American bird—run these together for smoother reading and avoidance of repeating "name"?
Support: My concerns were addressed. I think the article is ready for FA promotion. 15:29, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Comment: The article is in pretty good shape overall. During a read through I just found a few small concerns:
"Mostly composed of old, yellow stars, it does possess a contingent of blue stragglers, young stars that are hypothesized to form from binary star mergers." Is it correct to characterize these as "young" stars? I'm not sure that their paired ancestors were necessarily that young.
good catch - still echoes of calling these stars "young" from old books - changed to "hot" now. Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 08:08, 17 February 2014 (UTC)