Piscis Austrinus

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Template:Infobox Constellation Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. Its only bright star is Fomalhaut.

Mythology

It is thought that originally, Piscis Austrinus was the only constellation thought of as a fish, Pisces becoming considered a fish only later.

Stars

Stars with proper names:
  • Fomalhaut [Formalhaut] or (Os) Piscis Meridiana [Os Piscis Meridionalis] or Os Piscis Notii or Difda al Auwel (24/α PsA) 1.17 – nearby; has a circumstellar disk
    < فم الحوت fum/fam al-ħūt Mouth of the fish/whale
    < ōs piscis merīdiāna The mouth of the southern fish
    < الضفدع الأول ađ̧-đ̧ifdac al-awwal The first frog
Stars with Bayer designations:
17/β PsA 4.29; 22/γ PsA 4.46; 23/δ PsA 4.20; 18/ε PsA 4.18; ζ PsA 6.43; 12/η PsA 5.43; 10/θ PsA 5.02; 9/ι PsA 4.35; 16/λ PsA 5.45; 14/μ PsA 4.50; Pi PsA 5.12; 15/τ PsA 4.94; υ PsA 4.99
Stars with Flamsteed designation:
2 PsA 5.20; 3 PsA 5.41; 5 PsA 6.52; 6 PsA 5.97; 7 PsA 6.10; 8 PsA 5.73; 13 PsA 6.45; 19 PsA 6.12; 21 PsA 5.99
Other notable stars:

See also

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