Piscis Austrinus


Pi·​scis Au·​stri·​nus ˈpī-səs-ȯ-ˈstrī-nəs How to pronounce Piscis Austrinus (audio)
: a southern constellation that is visible south of the constellation Aquarius and that is represented by the figure of a fish
Start by aiming your finder scope toward the 3rd-magnitude star Delta Aquarii. Extend a line south to Fomalhaut, the 1st-magnitude star in the constellation Piscis AustrinusDavid Higgins, Astronomy, October 1991

Word History

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Piscis Austrinus was in 1639

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“Piscis Austrinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Piscis%20Austrinus. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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