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Piscis Austrinus Constellation

Piscis Austrinus (Pronounciation:Pye-seas Ore-strin-us, Abbrev:PsA, Latin:Piscis Austrini) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Piscis Austrinus takes up 245.375 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.59% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Southern Fish . The constellation is one of the original constellations that was devised by the Ancient Greco-Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy who lived between 90 A.D. and 168 A.D.

Piscis Austrinus is not a member of the Zodiac group of twelve constellations that appear when the Sun sets. Piscis Austrinus is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere.

The brightest star in Piscis Austrinus is Fomalhaut. There are 5 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.

Legend of the constellation

Was the mother of Pisces. The Goddess Derecto was forced to marry a mortal by Aphrodite. After conceiving a daughter Semiramis, the spell wore off and she became a Goddess again. Derecto killed her daughter and jumped into the river therefore transforming herself into the Southern Fish.

Items of Interest

The bright star Fomalhaut is one of the earliest stars that scientists believe could have an orbit planet. It is a southern constellation and one that is known for its meteor shower in August albeit a not so bright one.

Meteor Showers

There are 1 Meteor Showers that occur during the year within this constellation based on information gathered from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland). The Meteor Shower is known as the Piscis Austrinids.

Piscis Austrinus Facts


NamePiscis Austrinus
AbbreviationPsA
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarFomalhaut
Area245.375 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.59%
Size Position60th
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count5
Meteor Shower Count1
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsAquarius
Capricornus
Microscopium
Grus
Sculptor

Piscis Austrinus Constellation Map


Piscis Austrinus Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Piscis Austrinus


StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
Fomalhaut25.131-29d 37` 18.622h 57m 38.83
HD 205739351.471-31d 44` 14.221h 38m 08.39
HD 207832177.552-26d 01` 34.421h 52m 36.20
HD 216770116.031-26d 39` 30.022h 55m 53.56

List of Named Stars in Piscis Austrinus without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
13 Piscis Austrini2077.47-29d 54` 59.522h 04m 23.83
19 Piscis Austrini689.56-29d 21` 39.622h 42m 22.08
21 Piscis Austrini 322.61-29d 32` 10.622h 51m 20.94
5 Piscis Austrini308.57-31d 14` 18.721h 29m 03.73
6 Piscis Austrini503.34-33d 56` 40.621h 32m 14.58
7 Piscis Austrini241.07-33d 02` 52.421h 36m 48.75
8 Piscis Austrini190.63-26d 10` 17.221h 36m 10.90
Beta Piscis Austrini142.80-32d 20` 45.722h 31m 30.29
Delta Piscis Austrini154.14-32d 32` 22.922h 55m 56.89
Epsilon Piscis Austrini486.81-27d 02` 37.022h 40m 39.33
Eta Piscis Austrini817.45-28d 27` 13.522h 00m 50.22
Gamma Piscis Austrini215.43-32d 52` 31.622h 52m 31.56
Iota Piscis Austrini204.24-33d 01` 32.021h 44m 56.79
Lacaille 935210.68-35d 51` 22.723h 05m 47.17
Lambda Piscis Austrini501.02-27d 46` 00.922h 14m 18.74
Mu Piscis Austrini135.84-32d 59` 18.222h 08m 22.95
Pi Piscis Austrini95.96-34d 44` 58.623h 03m 29.76
Tau Piscis Austrini59.62-32d 32` 54.422h 10m 08.48
Theta Piscis Austrini321.03-30d 53` 53.921h 47m 44.17
TW Piscis Austrini24.82-31d 33` 54.622h 56m 23.83
Upsilon Piscis Austrini424.14-34d 02` 37.422h 08m 25.93
UU Piscis Austrini1230.81-26d 49` 20.422h 04m 36.76
VZ Piscis Austrini423.59-33d 04` 53.022h 38m 51.46
WX Piscis Austrini312.42-29d 27` 44.422h 59m 35.76
Zeta Piscis Austrini432.00-26d 04` 24.822h 30m 53.75



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