Pisces Austrinus


Abbreviation:  PsA
English Name:  The Southern Fish
Genitive: Piscis Austrini
Hemisphere:  Southern Hemisphere (Parts visible from the UK.)
Location: Between the constellations of Sculptor and Capricornus.
Visible between latitudes:  
+50 and -90 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons: Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:  September/October
Seen between: August and November
Right Ascension (RA):  22 hour
Declination (DEC):  -30 degrees
Area (square degrees):  245 (60th)

Pisces Austrinus  (The Southern Fish)

  • It’s a small constellation of the southern sky.
  • Fomalhaut traditionally represents the mouth of the fish. Its companion Fomalhaut b was thought to be the first extrasolar planet ever detected by a visible light image, thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, but infrared observations have since retracted this claim: it is instead a spherical cloud of dust.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier objects in Piscis Austrinus

Features of Interest

Named Stars

  • Fomalhaut  (Alpha PsA)



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