Piscis Austrinus: The Southern Fish

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Piscis Austrinus, The Southern Fish

Piscis Austrinus as depicted by Johannes Hevelius in his Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia (1687). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

Piscis Austrinus Constellation Profile
Abbreviation: PsA Genitive: Piscis Austrini Origin: Ancient
Location: Southern Hemisphere Size/Area: 245 sq. deg. Size Rank: 60
On Meridian: 9pm October 10th Best View (North): Sept./Oct. Best View (South):
Bordering Constellations: Aquarius, Capricornus, Microscopium, Grus, Sculptor

 

The Myth Behind the Constellation Piscis Austrinus

Piscis Austrinus, “The Southern Fish”, in a Syrian myth, represents a great fish that rescued Atargatis, the Syrian goddess of fertility, when she fell in a lake at Bambryce in northern Syria.

Piscis Austrinus Constellation Points of Interest

Interesting stars and objects.

Bright Stars in Piscis Austrinus

These are the stars in Piscis Austrinus with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.

Name Bayer Name Magnitude Color Luminosity Distance
Fomalhaut Alpha Piscis Austrini 1.17  White 19 suns 25 ly