Piscis Austrinus


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Piscis Austrinus

(pÿ -siss aw-strÿ -nÿ-nŭs, -stree -) (Southern Fish) A small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Grus, the brightest stars being of 4th magnitude apart from the 1st-magnitude Fomalhaut. Abbrev.: PsA; genitive form: Piscis Austrini; approx. position: RA 22.5h, dec –30°; area: 245 sq deg.

Piscis Austrinus

 

(the Southern Fish), a constellation of the southern hemisphere; its brightest star, Fomalhaut, has a visual stellar magnitude of 1.2. The constellation is most easily viewed in August; it is visible from the southern and central regions of the USSR. (SeeSTELLAR SKY.)

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far below the Circlet and the Square, but Piscis Austrinus is uninteresting save for 1st-magnitude Fomalhaut.
For example, in Mesopotamia Hydra was a Serpent, and Piscis Austrinus (probably 1st-magnitude Fomalhaut in particular) was a Fish.
Fomalhaut is the only 1st-magnitude star among the traditional autumn constellations, and the only bright star in Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish.
IC 1459 (Bennett 129b) is almost 80 million light years away and situated on the boundary between the constellations Grus and Piscis Austrinus.
5 billion light-years away in the southern constellation of Piscis Austrinus and is usually a detectable but faint gamma-ray source.
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN heavens are now arrayed the dim, water-themed constellations of the Great Celestial Sea: Pisces the Fishes, Cetus the Whale, Eridanus the River, Aquarius the Water Carrier, Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish, and Capricornus the Sea Goat.
Estimated to be no more than three times Jupiter's mass, the planet, called Fomalhaut b, orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut, located 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Austrinus.
October is a month when the trees in many northern lands flame to their brightest--just when the evening's southern sky is dimmest, flooded with faint watery constellations Capricornus, Piscis Austrinus, Aquarius, Pisces, and Cetus.
Below Aquarius's spilling bucket is a dim individual fish, Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish.
Constellations Day Constellation Day Constellation 04 Microscopium 25 Piscis Austrinus 05 Capricorn 26 Aquarius 09 Equuleus 28 Lacerta 13 Indus 29 Grus Date of midnight culmination.
2, Fomalhaut is by far the brightest star in Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish.