How many stars: -- Constellation: PSC

Constellation:

Pisces, the Fish

As a pair of fish, Pisces is an ancient constellation, probably going back to Babylonian times. The figure is supposed to be a pair of fish -- one south of Pegasus and one east of it -- tied by cords to the Alpha star. There are no stars about 4th magnitude here, but there are many double stars and galaxies.

Chart:

Original 1875 boundaries:
(224500,+0000) TO (224500,+0200) TO (224500,+0730) TO (235000,+0730) TO (235000,+1000)
 TO (000000,+1000) TO (000000,+1230) TO (000830,+1230) TO (000830,+2100) TO (005100,+2100)
 TO (005100,+2345) TO (004300,+2345) TO (004300,+3300) TO (012430,+3300) TO (012430,+2800)
 TO (014000,+2800) TO (014000,+2500) TO (014000,+0955) TO (020000,+0955) TO (020000,+0200)
 TO (002000,+0200) TO (002000,+0000) TO (002000,-0700) TO (235000,-0700) TO (235000,-0400)
 TO (224500,-0400)

Star Details:

Name Mag mult Info motion LY Pos
Spectral type G8III eta Psc 3.62 Multiple star CPM pair. Suspected variable.
Multiple star BU 506: mag 3.8 and 7.5, 0.6" PA 54 (2000). G8III
[flags]
25, -3, 15 251 to 500 light years away293 013129.0 +152045
Spectral type A2 alpha Psc 3.82Known variable star Multiple star Multiple star STF 202. alpha CVn type variable, range 0.01V.
Multiple star STF 202: mag 4.1 and 5.2, 1.9" PA 270 (2004). A0p A3m
[flags]
33, 0, 0 101 to 250 light years away139 020202.8 +024550
Spectral type K0III omicron Psc 4.26   Name: Torcularis Septentrionalis.
[flags]
70, 38, 14 251 to 500 light years away258 014523.6 +090928
Spectral type K0III 71 Psc 4.27   Suspected occultation double, 5.2, 5.2v, sep. 0.25". [YBS] -80, 25, 7 101 to 250 light years away190 010256.6 +075324
Spectral type M3III 30 Psc 4.37Known variable star   [flags] 46, -41, -12 251 to 500 light years away414 000157.6 -60051
Spectral type K5III delta Psc 4.44 Multiple star Occultation diam. = 0.0042". [Y]
Multiple star BUP 11: mag 4.4 and 13.2, 134.4" PA 12 (2000). K5III
83, -50, 32 251 to 500 light years away304 004840.9 +073506
Spectral type K3III nu Psc 4.45   No comments. -22, 3, 0 251 to 500 light years away367 014125.9 +052915
Spectral type K0III-IV.. tau Psc 4.51   No comments. 74, -37, 30 101 to 250 light years away162 011139.6 +300523
Spectral type K1III 33 Psc 4.61Known variable star Multiple star [flags] -8, 88, -6 101 to 250 light years away128 000520.1 -54227
Spectral type K0III SB 111 Psc 4.61   Spectroscopic binary, 1672.4 days. 23, 23, 30 101 to 250 light years away190 015333.4 +031115

10 stars shown. View all.

Multiple stars:

Star Pair ID Sep PA Year Mags Notes
34 Psc AB STF 5 7.9" 162 2003 5.5 - 9.4 B9Vn
51 Psc Aa MCA 1 0.3" 281 2004 5.8 - 8.0 B9.5V
51 Psc Aa-B STF 36 27.1" 82 2003 5.7 - 9.5  
51 Psc Aa-C STF 36 167.9" 227 2003 5.7 - 9.9  
52 Psc AB HJ 1982 54.4" 299 1997 5.5 - 11.7 G9III
55 Psc AB STF 46 6.6" 196 2003 5.6 - 8.5 K0III+F3V
HR 222 Aa HEI 202 2.7" 353 1978 5.8 - 0.0 K2V
HR 222 Aa-B BUP 10 158.5" 241 2000 5.8 - 10.4 G5
delta Psc AB BUP 11 134.4" 12 2000 4.4 - 13.2 K5III
64 Psc AB BUP 12 82.9" 330 1998 5.1 - 12.6 F8V

10 pairs shown. View all.

Variable stars:

Variable Mags Range Period Type Notes
XZ Psc 5.6 - 6.0 V 0.4 ... LB, Slow irregular variable M5IIb.

10 variables shown. View all.

Deep sky objects:

Image Name Type Mag Info size Pos

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 628 Gx 10.5 B Face-on spiral, about 6' total. 2.02' x 1.84' 013641.84 +154659.6

DSS2, scale 3'
IC 74 Gx 11.4 B   0.6' x 0.51' 010555.95 +040524.9

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 524 Gx 11.5 B   1.52' x 1.52' 012447.8 +093220

DSS2, scale 3'
IC 174 Gx 11.6 B   1.19' x 0.8' 015616.14 +034541.5

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 676 Gx 12.0 V   1.58' x 0.47' 014857.38 +055425.7

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 194 Gx 12.1 NGC2000 mag given, SIMBAD has 13.9. 1.1' x 1' 003918.5 +030214

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 383 Gx 12.1 V   1.33' x 1.16' 010724.96 +322445.2

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 499 Gx 12.3 V   1.22' x 0.84' 012311.53 +332737.0

DSS2, scale 3'
IC 1686 Gx 12.3 V   1.22' x 0.84' 012311.53 +332737.0

DSS2, scale 3'
NGC 470 Gx 12.4 B   1.45' x 0.8' 011944.95 +032435.3

10 objects shown. View all.

Notes on data shown (stars):

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