Piscis Austrinus (Parts visible from the UK)

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Abbreviation:  PsA
English Name:  The Southern Fishes
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: Summer
Seen in two seasons: Summer, and Autumn
Best seen in:  August
Seen between: July and early September
Right Ascension (RA): 22 hour
Declination (DEC): -30 degrees
Area (square degrees):  245 (60th)

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Pisces Austrinus (The Southern Fish)

  • It’s a small constellation of the southern sky.
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  • 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.

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Messier Objects in Piscis Austrinus

No Messier objects in Piscis Austrinus
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More objects in Piscis Austrinus

Select CatalogNo of Objects
Barnard (B)0x objects
Caldwell (C)0x objects
Collinder (Cr)0x objects
New General Catalogue (NGC)38x objects
Index Catalogue (IC)17x objects
Sharpless (Sh2)0x objects

Features of Interest

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Named Stars

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IAU Sky Chart: Piscis Austrinus


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Constellations – Visible from the UK

AndromedaAquariusAquilaAriesAuriga
BoötesCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis Major
Canis MinorCapricornusCassiopeiaCepheusComa Berenices
Corona BorealisCygnusDelphinusDracoEquuleus
GeminiHerculesLacertaLeoLeo Minor
LibraLynx LyraMonocerosOphiuchus
OrionPegasusPerseusPiscesSagitta
Serpens CaputSerpens CaudaSextansTaurusTriangulum
Ursa MajorUrsa MinorVirgoVulpecula
(44 constellations above are visible from the United Kingdom.)

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Parts visible from the UK

AntliaColumbaEridanusFornaxMicroscopium
Piscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisSagittariusScorpius
(10 constellations above are partially visible from the United Kingdom.)

(Only 10 of them even in part from the United Kingdom.)

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Constellations: Southern Celestial Hemisphere
…..never seen from the UK

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