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Piscis Austrinus (The Southern Fish)

Piscis Austrinus (pronounced ˈpaɪsɪs ɔːˈstraɪnəs) is the Latin name of a constellation situated south of the celestial equator. As such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

In English language this constellation is also known as "The Southern fish" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "PsA" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "PscA" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).

The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Piscis Austrini" (pronounced ˈpaɪsɪs ɔːˈstraɪnaɪ) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Piscis Austrini (the brightest star of Piscis Austrinus based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Piscis Austrini (the 23th star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus based on the Flamsteed catalog).

Piscis Austrinus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
Available Resources for Piscis Austrinus

Sky chart of Piscis Austrinus from your location

Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Piscis Austrinus constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Piscis Austrinus in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.

Chart of  constellation
This constellation image is derivatve work based on original work by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

Visibility of Piscis Austrinus from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Piscis Austrinus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.1°
Max altitude: 8.4°
Azimuth: 239.9°
Piscis Austrinus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations these times can have little relevance.

Top bright stars in Piscis Austrinus

The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Piscis Austrinus constellation. See also the complete list of 49 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus. Click on each star to see more details about it.

HR Number(*) Star designation Proper name Visual magnitude Color Notes
HR8728 α Piscis Austrini Fomalhaut 1.16 Variable;
HR8628 ε Piscis Austrini 4.17 Variable;
HR8720 δ Piscis Austrini 4.21 Double;
HR8576 β Piscis Austrini 4.29 Multiple;
HR8305 ι Piscis Austrini 4.34 Double;
HR8695 γ Piscis Austrini 4.46 Variable; Double;
HR8431 μ Piscis Austrini 4.5
HR8447 τ Piscis Austrini 4.92
HR8433 υ Piscis Austrini 4.99
HR8326 θ Piscis Austrini 5.01 Multiple;
HR8767 π Piscis Austrini 5.11 Variable;
HR8444 5.37 Variable;
HR8386 η Piscis Austrini 5.42 Variable; Double;
HR8478 λ Piscis Austrini 5.43
HR8740 5.51 Variable;
HR8754 5.55
HR8470 5.58
HR8743 5.65
HR8616 5.66
HR8253 8 Piscis Austrini 5.73 Double;
...go to the complete list of 49 bright stars in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus

(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.

Top deep sky objects in Piscis Austrinus

The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Piscis Austrinus constellation. See also the complete list of 55 deep sky objects in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).

Name Type Magnitude
NGC 7176 Galaxy 12.08 (B)
NGC 7173 Galaxy 12.1 (B)
NGC 7221 Galaxy 12.13 (V)
NGC 7174 Galaxy 12.15 (V)
IC 5156 Galaxy 12.17 (V)
NGC 7154 Galaxy 12.35 (V)
IC 5131 Galaxy 12.36 (V)
IC 5271 Galaxy 12.47 (B)
NGC 7361 Galaxy 12.5 (V)
NGC 7267 Galaxy 12.97 (B)
IC 5270 Galaxy 13 (B)
NGC 7314 Galaxy 13.11 (V)
NGC 7225 Galaxy 13.2 (B)
IC 5157 Galaxy 13.21 (B)
IC 5262 Galaxy 13.21 (V)
NGC 7135 Galaxy 13.3 (V)
NGC 7229 Galaxy 13.31 (B)
IC 5139 Galaxy 13.34 (B)
NGC 7208 Galaxy 13.36 (V)
IC 5226 Galaxy 13.41 (B)
...go to the complete list of 55 deep sky objects in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus