Pisces: The Fish


Pisces, The Fish

Pisces as depicted by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria (1603). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

Pisces Constellation Profile
Abbreviation: Psc Genitive: Piscium Origin: Ancient
Location: Celestial Equator Size/Area: 889 sq. deg. Size Rank: 14
On Meridian: 9pm November 10th Best View (North): Autumn Best View (South):
Bordering Constellations: Andromeda, Pegasus, Aquarius, Cetus, Aries, Triangulum


The Myth Behind the Constellation Pisces

When the giant monster Typhon attacked Olympus, Aphrodite and her son, Eros, escaped by jumping into a river, turning into fish, and swimming away.  To keep from getting separated the two were connected by a cord.

Pisces Constellation Points of Interest

Interesting Objects in the Constellation Pisces
Name Messier NGC Type Visibility
M74 NGC 628 Spiral Galaxy Small Scope


Bright Stars in Pisces

There are no stars in Pisces with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.