Piscis Austrinus, the southern fish, never rises very high above the southern horizon from our northern hemisphere location. It is situated below a point between Capricornus and Aquarius, and it reaches its highest nightfall ascension in October. In a light-polluted sky, 1st magnitude Fomalhaut might be the only star visible to the unaided eye. This constellation is related to one of the 48 constellations cataloged by 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy.
© James R. Johnson, 2014.