NAME: Pisces (PYE-seez)
CULMINATION: midnight, 27 September
GENITIVE: Piscium (PYE-see-um)
NEIGHBORS: And, Aqr, Ari, Cet, Peg, Tri
BINOCULAR OBJECTS: none
URBAN OBJECTS: none
Pisces is a large, very dim north-equatorial constellation that ranks 14th in size among the 88 constellations. Pisces covers 889 square degrees of the celestial sphere, or about 2.2%. Despite the fact that its brightest star is only fourth magnitude, it’s relatively easy to locate the large V outline of Pisces, assuming that you are fully dark-adapted and observing from a dark site.
Pisces is an ancient constellation, recognized as such since at least Babylonian times, and usually associated with fishes and water. ...