from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Grus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a fish. It contains the star Fomalhaut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An ancient southern constellation, the Southern Fish.
A line down the W side of the Square, between Scheat and Markab, points to the mag 1.2 star Fomalhaut, the mouth of Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish.
It circles Fomalhaut, a star 25 light years away from Earth in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus, completing one orbit every 872 years.
So the Phoenicians and Greeks would have known them; today they are Capricorn, Delphinus, Piscis Austrinus, Aquarius, Cetus, and Pisces.
PKS 2155-304 is located 1.5 billion light-years away in the southern constellation of Piscis Austrinus and is usually a detectable but faint gamma-ray source.
Piscis Austrinus and is usually a detectable but faint gamma-ray source.
About 100 million light-years away, in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus
Located just south of the ecliptic plane, Piscis Austrinus was one of the original 48 constellations charted by Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations adopted by the IAU.
Piscis Austrinus is also known as Piscis Australis - Latin for the "Southern Fish".
Fomalhaut is the brightest star in Piscis Austrinus, not Pisces.
It's in the constellation Piscis Austrinus and is relatively close by - a mere 148 trillion miles away, practically a next-door neighbor by galactic standards.
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