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
||Genitive: Piscis Austrini
|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.
||Alpha Piscis Austrini