Piscis Austrinus | Constellations In The Southern Hemisphere

Piscis Austrinus | Constellations In The Southern Hemisphere

PISCIS AUSTRINUS – In this topic, we are going to know and learn about the southern constellation Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish.

It is a constellation in the southern sky. Its name means  “the southern fish” in Latin and is sometimes also called Piscis Australis. Until the 20th century, it was formerly to be Piscis Notius.

It has its origins in Babylonian culture, where it was known as the Fish, or MUL.KU and is associated with the Syrian fertility goddess Atargatis, who fell into a lake near the river Euphrates in what is today northern Syria, and was rescued by a large fish.

The Greeks knew the constellation as the Great Fish and depicted it as swallowing the water poured by Aquarius, the water bearer. The two fish representing Pisces were said to be the offspring of the Great Fish.

It is the 60thlargest constellation and occupies an area of about 245 square degrees. It lies in SQ4, the fourth quadrant of the southern hemisphere.

It belongs to the Heavenly Waters family of constellations, along with Carina, Columba, Delphinus, Equuleus, Eridanus, Puppis, Pyxis, and Vela.


Among the stars include:

  • Beta Piscis Austrini
  • Delta Piscis Austrini
  • Epsilon Piscis Austrini
  • Eta Piscis Austrini
  • Fomalhaut
  • Gamma Piscis Austrini
  • HD 216770
  • Iota Piscis Austrini
  • Lacaille 9352
  • Mu Piscis Austrini
  • Pi Piscis Austrini
  • S Piscis Austrini
  • Tau Piscis Austrini
  • Theta Piscis Austrini
  • TW Piscis Austrini
  • V Piscis Austrini

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