Piscis Austrinus


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Related to Piscis Austrinus: Fomalhaut, Vulpecula

Pi·scis Aus·tri·nus

 (pī′sĭs ô-strī′nəs)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Grus.

[New Latin Piscis Austrīnus : Latin piscis, fish + Latin austrīnus, southern.]

Piscis Austrinus

(ˈpɪsɪs ɒˈstraɪnəs; ˈpaɪ-)
n, Latin genitive Piscis Austrini (ɒˈstraɪnaɪ)
(Celestial Objects) a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Aquarius and Grus and containing the first-magnitude star Fomalhaut
[Latin: the Southern Fish]
Translations
Den sørlege fiskenDen sørlige fisken
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The southernmost first-magnitude star visible in the Northern Hemisphere is Fomalhaut, whose name comes from Arabic and means "the mouth of the whale." Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish (not to be confused with Pisces, the directionally agnostic fish) is a dim and sparse constellation that can be tough to discern because our view of it puts it low in the southern sky.
He said the "falling" stars are "part of a complex of radiants in Aquarius, Capricornus and Piscis Austrinus" constellations.
In addition to Aquarius and Capricornus, the central members of the Water are Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish, Pisces the two Fishes, and Cetus the Whale.
Located 25 light years away in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus, it shines with a blue-white colour and is prominent from the southern hemisphere.
Several meteors were noted to emanate from Aquila, and ten from the region of Grus or Piscis Austrinus. This latter activity may be significant, as on the morning of 2003 May 4 the author noted more than a dozen meteors in 2.0 hours emanating from a similar region, the plotted paths indicating a radiant at 335[degrees], -28[degrees].
The Southern Delta Aquarids are part of a complex of radiants-or the points in the sky where the meteors come from-in the constellations Aquarius, Capricornus and Piscis Austrinus.
The object is SN 2009ip, a luminous extragalactic transient first detected in 2009 in the spiral galaxy NGC 7259, which lies 67 million light-years away in the constellation Piscis Austrinus.
It is easy to mix up Pisces (two fish, genitive Piscium) with Piscis Austrinus (one fish, genitive Piscis Austrini).
Fomalhaut and Piscis Austrinus lie low below Aquarius, due south.
While scanning this area of the sky from around 10pm BST for the two planets you may also notice the bright star Fomalhaut in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus lying low down almost on the horizon.
They say life on this new planet is unlikely as its constellation, Piscis Austrinus, is under constant bombardment by comets.
EARLY ON THE MORNING of August 3rd, the 14.7-magnitude asteroid 1461 Jean-Jacques hides a 9th-magnitude star in Piscis Austrinus. Named for the son of its discoverer, Jean-Jacques is an M-type asteroid, so called because it and other members of its class have a high metallic content (C-type asteroids are carbonaceous, S-type silaceous).