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).
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.
Visibility of Piscis Austrinus from your location
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;|
|HR8386||η Piscis Austrini||5.42||⬤||Variable; Double;|
|HR8478||λ Piscis Austrini||5.43||⬤|
|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).