Pisces (abbr. Psc, gen. Piscium)
The Fish. Pisces is a large but faint north equatorial constellation and the twelfth of the zodiac. It lies just north of Aquarius and Cetus and is surrounded by Pegasus, Andromeda, Triangulum, and Aries. The vernal equinox lies within Pisces. Directly south of the Square of Pegasus lies another asterism known as the Circlet, or the Western Fish, formed by the stars Gamma, b, Theta, Iota, 19, Lambda, and Kappa Psc. The main deep-sky object of note is the classic type Sc galaxy M74. To see more than the bright core very good observing conditions are needed; under such circumstances a scope with an aperture of about 10 cm reveals a bit of the spiral arms. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.
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