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Pisces – The Fishes

Pisces is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Pisces is one of the 42 constellations that represents an animal.

Symbolism: Pisces is also known as ‘The Fish’

 

 

History & Mythology

Pisces has been known by many different cultures and represents many different things for these cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology, Pisces represents two Fish who are linked to the goddess Aphrodite and her son Eros. Pisces is quite a large constellation with it being the 14th largest, however Pisces is quite faint. Pisces can be found by looking towards he Great Square of Pegasus.

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Pisces is bordered by constellations Aries, Triangulum, Andromeda, Cetus, Pegasus, Aquarius & Cetus.

Sky Chart #: 3.

Star Raking: 14th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Pisces consists of 18 main stars.

Brightest Star: Eta Piscium.

 

Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Pisces has 13 stars with planets.

# 2. Pisces has 3 Deep-Sky Objects. M74, MGC 520 & NGC7714.  

# 3. Eta Piscium is the brightest star in Pisces.

 

Q&A Corner

Q. What is Pisces also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Pisces have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Pisces?

Q. How many stars have planets in Pisces?

Q. What number star ranking is Pisces in the celestial sphere?

Download questions about the Pisces Constellation here: Pisces Constellation (answers are on this page)

For further reading and more information on the Pisces Constellation visit www.solarsystemquick.com/Pisces

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.