Pisces (constellation) facts for kids

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Pisces
Constellation
Abbreviation Psc
Genitive Piscium
Pronunciation /ˈpsz/, genitive /ˈpɪʃiəm/
Symbolism the Fishes
Right ascension 1
Declination +15
Quadrant NQ1
Area 889 sq. deg. (14th)
Main stars 18
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
86
Stars with planets 13
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 8
Brightest star η Psc (3.62m)
Nearest star Van Maanen's Star
(14.07 ly, 4.31 pc)
Messier objects 1
Meteor showers Piscids
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −65°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November.

Pisces is a constellation located on the celestial equator.

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