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Piscis Austrinus – The Southern Fish

Piscis Austrinus is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Piscis Austrinus is one of the 42 constellations that represents an animal.

Symbolism: Piscis Austrinus is also known as ‘The Southern Fish’



History & Mythology

Piscis Austrinus in Greek mythology represents the parent of two fishes that comprise of the constellation Piscis.  Piscis Austrinus is a small fish shaped constellation with a ring of faint stars. It is one of the most southerly constellations in the celestial sphere.

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Piscis Austrinus is bordered by constellations Aquarius, Capricornus, Sculptor, Microscopium & Grus.

Sky Chart #: 3.

Star Raking: 60th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Piscis Austrinus consists of 7 main stars.

Brightest Star: Formalhaut.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Piscis Austrinus has 3 stars with planets.

# 2. The star Formalhaut is the first discovered star to have a disk material around it.

# 3. Formalhaut is the brightest star in Piscis Austrinus.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Piscis Austrinus also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Piscis Austrinus have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Piscis Austrinus?

Q. What many starts have planets in Piscis Austrinus?

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

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

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

For further reading and more information on the Piscis Austrinus Constellation visit austrinus

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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