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Encyclopedia > Piscis Austrinus
Piscis austrinus
Piscis austrinus
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Abbreviation PsA
Genitive Piscis Austrini
Symbology the Southern Fish
Right ascension 22 h
Declination −30°
Area 245 sq. deg.
Ranked 60th
Number of stars
(magnitude < 3)
1
Brightest star Fomalhaut (α Piscis Austrini)
(App. magnitude 1.16)
Meteor showers
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +55° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of October

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. Its only bright star is Fomalhaut. Image File history File links This is a celestial map of the constellation Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish. ... 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. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: one of the most abundant species of fish in the 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. ... Fomalhaut (α PsA / α Piscis Austrini / Alpha Piscis Austrini) is the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ... // 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. ... A question mark is a punctuation mark. ... 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. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Aquarius (Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer, symbol , Unicode ♒) is the first sign of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. ... It has been suggested that History of the Latin language be merged into this article or section. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: one of the most abundant species of fish in the world. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; c. ... The Pleiades star cluster A star is a massive body of plasma in outer space that is currently producing or has produced energy through nuclear fusion. ... Fomalhaut (α PsA / α Piscis Austrini / Alpha Piscis Austrini) is the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ...


Prior to the twentieth century, the constellation was also known as Piscis Notius, a name used to distinguish it from Pisces and the later introduced Piscis Volans (the flying fish). Pisces (Latin for fish (plural), symbol , Unicode ♓) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Genera Cheilopogon Cypselurus Danichthys Exocoetus Fodiator Hirundichthys Oxyporhamphus Parexocoetus Prognichthys The Execoetidae or flyingfishes are a marine fish family comprising about 70 species grouped in 7 to 9 genera. ...


Mythology

It is thought that originally, Piscis Austrinus was the only constellation thought of as a fish, Pisces becoming considered a fish only later. Pisces (Latin for fish (plural), symbol , Unicode ♓) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ...


Stars

Stars with proper names:
  • (24/α PsA) 1.17 Fomalhaut [Fom al-Haut] or (Os) Piscis Meridiana [Os Piscis Meridionalis] or Os Piscis Notii or Difda al Auwel – nearby; has a circumstellar disk
    < فم الحوت Fum al-Hūt Mouth of the fish/whale
    < ōs piscis merīdiāna The mouth of the southern fish
    < الضفدع الأول Al-Dhifda` al-Awwal The first frog
Stars with Bayer designations:
17/β PsA 4.29; 22/γ PsA 4.46; 23/δ PsA 4.20; 18/ε PsA 4.18; ζ PsA 6.43; 12/η PsA 5.43; 10/θ PsA 5.02; 9/ι PsA 4.35; 16/λ PsA 5.45; 14/μ PsA 4.50; Pi PsA 5.12; 15/τ PsA 4.94; υ PsA 4.99
Stars with Flamsteed designation:
2 PsA 5.20; 3 PsA 5.41; 5 PsA 6.52; 6 PsA 5.97; 7 PsA 6.10; 8 PsA 5.73; 13 PsA 6.45; 19 PsA 6.12; 21 PsA 5.99
Other notable stars:

Fomalhaut (α PsA / α Piscis Austrini / Alpha Piscis Austrini) is the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ... Lacaille 9352 (Lac 9352) is a red dwarf with a very high proper motion (6. ... TW Piscis Austrini is a dwarf star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus. ... HD 216770 is an 8th magnitude star located in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus. ...

See also


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 (known as the serpent holder) 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. ... Pisces (Latin for fish (plural), symbol , Unicode ♓) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... Sagittarius (Latin for Archer, symbol , Unicode ♐) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... 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. ...

Constellations changed by Johann Bayer in the 1603 text Uranometria Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Johann Bayer (1572 – March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ...

Centaurus | split into | Centaurus | Crux
Leo | split into | Leo | Coma Berenices
Piscis Austrinus | split into | Piscis Austrinus | Grus
Sagittarius | split into | Sagittarius | Corona Australis


Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Sagittarius (Latin for Archer, symbol , Unicode ♐) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Sagittarius (Latin for Archer, symbol , Unicode ♐) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ...

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

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Piscis Austrinus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
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.
Prior to the twentieth century, the constellation was also known as Piscis Notius, a name used to distinguish it from Pisces and the later introduced Piscis Volans (the flying fish).
It is thought that originally, Piscis Austrinus was the only constellation thought of as a fish, Pisces becoming considered a fish only later.
NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Piscis Austrinus (3768 words)
Piscis Austrinus constellation Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year.
Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium.
Piscis Austrinus can be found by tracing a line south from the western pair of stars on the Square of Pegasus; this will lead you to Fomalhaut, a 1st magnitude star and leader of the constellation.
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