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Pisces
Pisces
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Abbreviation Psc
Genitive Piscium
Symbology the Fish (plural)
Right ascension 1 h
Declination 15°
Area 889 sq. deg.
Ranked 14th
Number of stars
(magnitude < 3)
0
Brightest star η Psc
(App. magnitude 3.6)
Meteor showers
  • Piscids
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −65°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November
For the astrological sign, see Pisces.

Pisces (Latin for fish (plural), symbol , Unicode ♓) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. Image File history File links Pisces_constellation_map. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: one of the most abundant species of fish in the world. ... Look up Plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Plural is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... The constellation Pisces, is named after fish (plural). ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Leonid Meteor Shower From earliest times, humankind has noticed flurries of meteors that seemed to emanate from particular points in the sky at particular times of the year. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode â™’) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... The Western astrological sign of Pisces is part of the tropical zodiac (February 20 – March 20) and the sidereal zodiac (March 15 – April 13). ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: one of the most abundant species of fish in the world. ... Look up Plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Plural is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Pisces Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Indo-European Zodiac signs, 16th century , medieval woodcuts Literally translated, zodiac means the circle of animals. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode â™’) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ...


The Vernal equinox is currently located in Pisces, due south of ω Psc, and, due to precession, slowly drifting below the western fish towards Aquarius. Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of equinox The vernal equinox (or spring equinox) marks the beginning of astronomical spring. ... Precession refers to a change in the direction of the axis of a rotating object. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode â™’) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ...

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Mythology

The constellation resembles two roundish objects, each of which is tied to the same point by a long length of string [1]. Generally the objects have been considered as fish, although since by including fainter stars visible to the naked eye, the strings themself take on the appearance of stick-figure bodies (with the roundish objects thus becoming heads). Some forms of early Greek mythology viewed it as men bound to a point. It is generally thought that in earlier depictions, only the constellation Piscis Austrinus was considered to be a fish. // Greek mythology consists in part in a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ...


According to one version in Greek mythology, this constellation represents fish into which Aphrodite and her son Eros transformed in order to escape the monstrous Typhon. The two fishes are often depicted tied together with a cord (or their tails), to make sure they do not lose one another. Birth of Venus (a. ... In Greek mythology, Eros was the god responsible for lust, love, and sex; he was also worshipped as a fertility deity. ... Typhon (Typhaon, Typhoeus, Typhus), in Greek mythology, was the final son of Gaia, this time with Tartarus, the offspring of the Earth and the cavernous void beneath: But when Zeus had driven the Titans from heaven, huge Earth bare her youngest child Typhoeus of the love of —Hesiod, Theogony 820...


According to another version, since the binding point is below the ecliptic, and thus considered to represent being in the underworld, and that one of the figures (the one on the left) appears to escape, but the other (on the right) seems to head back toward the ecliptic, then, together with Cetus (another constellation in the Zodiac sign of Pisces), this may have formed the basis of the myth of the capture of Cerberus, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles. The plane of the ecliptic is well seen in this picture from the 1994 lunar prospecting Clementine spacecraft. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Indo-European Zodiac signs, 16th century , medieval woodcuts Literally translated, zodiac means the circle of animals. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hercules and the Hydra by Antonio Pollaiuolo The Twelve Labours (Greek: dodekathlos) of Heracles (Latin: Hercules) are a series of archaic episodes connected by a later continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes. ... For the son of Alexander the Great, see Heracles (Macedon). ...


Astrology

The Western astrological sign Pisces of the tropical zodiac (February 19 - March 20) differs from the astronomical constellation and the Hindu astrological sign of the sidereal zodiac (March 12 - April 18). The symbols used in Western Astrology to represent the Astrological signs Both Western and Vedic astrology employ a zodiac which divides the ecliptic into twelve Astrological signs of equal length. ... The tropical zodiac is a zodiac based upon tropical time, or the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky over the course of a year. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... Sidereal astrology is the practice by some western and all Indian astrologers of basing their study of the sky on the actual position of the planets in relation to the starry background. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ...


Notable Deep Sky objects

Pisces contains one galaxy that is listed in Charles Messier's catalog, namely the spiral galaxy Messier 74. NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 56,000 light years in diameter and approximately 60 million light years distant. ... Charles Messier Charles Messier (June 26, 1730 – April 12, 1817) was a French astronomer who in 1774 published a catalogue of 45 deep sky objects such as nebulae and star clusters. ... A spiral galaxy is a type of galaxy in the Hubble sequence which is characterized by the following physical properties: Spiral Galaxy M74 presents a face-on view of its spiral arms. ... The Spiral Galaxy M74 (also known as Messier Object 74 or NGC 628) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces. ...


Stars

Stars with proper names:
  • (113/α Psc) (double) 3.82, 4.33 Alrescha [Al Rescha, Alrischa, Alrisha, Rescha, El Rischa, Al Richa] or Kaitain or Okda
    Alrescha < ? ar-riša' The ropes
    Okda < عقدة cuqda[h] Knot
  • (4/β Psc) 4.48 Fum al Samakah
    < فم السمكة fum/fam al-samakah Mouth of the fish
  • (99/η Psc) 3.62 Alpherg or Kullat-Nunu
    [Alpherg = a error for Alpherd?]
  • (110/ο Psc) 4.26 Torcularis Septentrionalis
    < torculāris septemtriōnālis Of the northern wine/oil press
  • van Maanen's star (HIP 3829) 12.38 – closest single white dwarf
Stars with Bayer designations:
6/γ Psc 3.70; 63/δ Psc 4.44; 71/ε Psc 4.27; 86/ζ Psc – double 5.21, 6.44; 10/θ Psc 4.27; 17/ι Psc 4.13; 8/κ Psc 4.95; 18/λ Psc 4.49; 98/μ Psc 4.84; 106/ν Psc 4.45; 111/ξ Psc 4.61; 102/π Psc 5.54; 93/ρ Psc 5.35; 69/σ Psc 5.50; 83/τ Psc 4.51; 90/υ Psc 4.74; 84/χ Psc 4.66; 85/φ Psc 4.67; 74/ψ1 Psc – double 5.33, 5.55; 79/ψ2 Psc 5.56; 81/ψ3 Psc 5.57; 28/ω Psc 4.03; 7/b Psc 5.05; 32/c Psc 5.70; 41/d Psc 5.38; 80/e Psc 5.51; 89/f Psc 5.13; 82/g Psc 5.15; 68/h Psc 5.44; 65/i Psc – double 5.55, 7.1 ; 67/k Psc 6.08; 91/l Psc 5.23; 5/A Psc 5.42
Stars with Flamsteed designations:
1 Psc 6.11; 2 Psc 5.43; 3 Psc 6.22; 9 Psc 6.26; 13 Psc 6.39; 14 Psc 5.91; 15 Psc 6.47; 16 Psc 5.68; 19/TX Psc 4.95; 20 Psc 5.49; 21 Psc 5.77; 22 Psc 5.59; 24 Psc 5.93; 25 Psc 6.29; 26 Psc 6.22; 27 Psc 4.88; 29 Psc 5.13; 30 Psc 4.37; 31 Psc 6.33; 33 Psc 4.61; 34 Psc 5.54; 35 Psc 6.02; 36 Psc 6.12; 38 Psc 6.66; 40 Psc 6.60; 42 Psc 6.25; 44 Psc 5.77; 45 Psc 6.77; 46 Psc 6.40; 48 Psc 6.05; 51 Psc 5.69; 52 Psc 5.38; 53 Psc 5.89; 54 Psc 5.88 – has a planet; 55 Psc 5.36; 57 Psc 5.36; 58 Psc 5.51; 59 Psc 6.11; 60 Psc 5.98; 61 Psc 6.51; 62 Psc 5.92; 64 Psc 5.07; 66 Psc 5.80; 72 Psc 5.64; 73 Psc 6.03; 75 Psc 6.14; 76 Psc 6.28; 77 Psc – double 6.35, 7.42; 78 Psc 6.23; 87 Psc 5.97; 88 Psc 6.04; 94 Psc 5.50; 95 Psc 7.21; 97 Psc 6.01; 100 Psc 7.05; 101 Psc 6.23; 104 Psc 6.74; 105 Psc 5.98; 107 Psc 5.24 – multiple; nearby; 109 Psc 6.27 – has a planet; 112 Psc 5.89
Other stars:
HD 217107

Alrischa (arab. ... Fum al Samakah (arab. ... The constellation Pisces, is named after fish (plural). ... Torcularis Septemtrionalis (lat. ... Van Maanens Star is a white dwarf, the second such star discovered and the third closest one to the Sun after Sirius B and Procyon B. It is located 14. ... 54 Piscium (abbreviated 54 Psc) is a 6th magnitude star in the constellation of Pisces. ... (Redirected from 101 Piscium) 107 Piscium is a star system about 24. ... 107 Piscium is a star system about 24. ... 109 Piscium is a yellow subgiant star located about 106 light years away in the constellation Pisces. ... HD 217107 is a 6th magnitude star in the constellation of Pisces. ...

See also


Astronomy | Constellations of the Zodiac | Astrology Radio telescopes are among many different tools used by astronomers Astronomy (Greek: αστρονομία = άστρον + νόμος, astronomia = astron + nomos, literally, law of the stars) is the science of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere, such as stars, planets, comets, auroras, galaxies, and the cosmic background radiation. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Indo-European Zodiac signs, 16th century , medieval woodcuts Literally translated, zodiac means the circle of animals. ... Astrology refers to any of several systems, traditions or beliefs in which knowledge of the apparent positions of celestial bodies is held to be useful in understanding, interpreting, and organizing knowledge about human affairs and events on Earth. ...

Aries ( ) | Taurus ( ) | Gemini ( ) | Cancer ( ) | Leo ( ) | Virgo ( ) | Libra ( ) | Scorpius/Scorpio ( ) | Ophiuchus | Sagittarius ( ) | Capricornus/Capricorn ( ) | Aquarius ( ) | Pisces ( ) Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Aries Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Taurus (Latin for bull, symbol , Unicode ♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Taurus_symbol. ... Gemini (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Gemini Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (Latin for crab, symbol , Unicode ♋) is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Cancer_symbol. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Leo the Lion Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Virgo (Latin for virgin, symbol , Unicode ♍) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Virgo Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Libra (Latin for balance, symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Libra_symbol. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Scorpio_symbol. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius. ... Image File history File links Sagittarius_symbol. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Image File history File links Capricorn_symbol. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode ♒) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Image File history File links Aquarius_symbol_small. ... Image File history File links Symbol of Pisces Created by Brent Friedman (myself), Aug 10 2005, using Photoshop CS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


The 48 Constellations listed by Ptolemy Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; c. ...

Andromeda | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Argo Navis | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Cancer | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Cygnus | Delphinus | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Gemini | Hercules | Hydra | Leo | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lyra | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pegasus | Perseus | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Serpens | Taurus | Triangulum | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Virgo


Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode ♒) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. ... Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (Latin for crab, symbol , Unicode ♋) is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For other meanings of the word Cygnus, see Cygnus (disambiguation) Cygnus (from the Latin for swan) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Gemini (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lepus (Latin for Hare) is a constellation, lying just south of Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by him. ... Libra (Latin for balance, symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lyra (Latin for Lyre) is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Taurus (Latin for bull, symbol , Unicode ♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Virgo (Latin for virgin, symbol , Unicode ♍) is a constellation of the zodiac. ...

The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula

In classical zoological taxonomy, Pisces is the scientific name of the superclass Pisces, which has been proven paraphyletic. See also "fishes". Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks. ... Apus (Latin for bird of paradise) is a faint southern constellation, not visible to the ancient Greeks. ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode ♒) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Caelum (Latin for chisel, and similar to Latin for of the Sky) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (Latin for crab, symbol , Unicode ♋) is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Canes Venatici (Latin for Hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. ... Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cheese wizz rulz hardcore. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For other uses of the word, see chameleon (disambiguation) Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination −50 to −60 degrees) constellations. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... For other meanings of the word Cygnus, see Cygnus (disambiguation) Cygnus (from the Latin for swan) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Other uses: dorado is used in the fisheries of some Latin American countries to denote the edible fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus Dorado is also the name of mythical Latin American warriors. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Fornax (Latin for furnace) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Fornax Chemica (Latin for chemical furnace). ... Gemini (Latin for twins, symbol , Unicode ♊) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Horologium (Latin for clock) is one of the lesser southern constellations (declination around -60 degrees). ... Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Indus is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Lepus (Latin for Hare) is a constellation, lying just south of Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by him. ... Libra (Latin for balance, symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... Lyra (Latin for Lyre) is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union. ... Mensa (Latin for Table) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae (Latin for table mountain). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ... Norma (Latin for Normal, i. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... Pavo, being Latin for Peacock, is a southern constellation. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Pictor, being Latin for easel, is one of the minor southern (declination -50 to -60) constellations. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Puppis (Latin for poop deck) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Reticulum (Latin for reticle), is one of the minor southern (declination -60 degrees) constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... Taurus (Latin for bull, symbol , Unicode ♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Telescopium (Latin for Telescope) is a minor southern constellation identified and named by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, the 18th century French astronomer, a student of the southern skies. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Triangulum Australe is a small southern constellation whose three brightest stars, of second and third magnitude, form an approximately equilateral triangle. ... Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Vela (Latin for sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being; Carina (constellation), Puppis and Pyxis. ... Virgo (Latin for virgin, symbol , Unicode ♍) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ... Zoology is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... Taxonomy (from Greek verb tassein = to classify and nomos = law, science, cf economy) may refer to: the science of classifying living things (see alpha taxonomy) a system of classification in some other field Taxonomy was once only the science of classifying living organisms, but later the word was applied in... Paraphyletic - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: one of the most abundant species of fish in the world. ...


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Pisces - Crystalinks (2340 words)
Pisces is one of the less flamboyant signs and its natives are more ordinary than those of, for example, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Pisces governs the feet, liver and lymphatic, and its subjects can be threatened by anemia, boils, ulcers and other skin diseases, especially inflammation of the eyelids, gout, inflammation, heavy periods and foot disorders and lameness.
Currently, we appear to be at the end of the Age of Pisces, and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius (hence the song from the musical and movie, Hair, "This is the coming of the Age of Aquarius...").
eSky: Pisces (325 words)
Pisces seems to be one of the oldest constellations in the sky.
Alrisha is the not the brightest of Pisces' stars, though: that honour goes to Gamma Piscium, which lies in the westward 'fish'.
Pisces is a large constellation, but one that falls somewhat outside the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy.
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