Pisces Austrinus


This constellation is known as the southern fish.

For the Observer

The Stars of Summer

Alpha Piscis, Fomalhaut (22h 57.3m -29°37') This is the most southern of the 1st magnitude stars visible from 40 degrees north latitude. The star is a white giant of class A3. Its distance is about 20 light years.

Beta Piscis (22h 31.3m -32°20') has a magnitude of 4.2 and is a white giant class A0 star. It is much farther away at about 170 light years.

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