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The constellation of the month


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Latin: Pisces (Psc)
English: Fishes Spanish: Peces
German: Fische French: Poissons

The extended constellation of Pisces is shown in the image with parts of Pegasus right above (see lines). The visual appearance of the fishes is quite faint and so they are not easy to identify in the sky.

In mid of October the above field culminates at about 23:00 LT (11 pm). The declination of this constellation ranges from -7 to +34 degrees. The ecliptic crosses the field of Pisces, i.e. Pisces lies in the plane of our solar system. So frequently the planets, the moon and of course also our sun can be observed there in the so called zodiac.

No bright galactic deep sky objects join this field so high above the galactic equator. A couple of galaxies are positioned there, but just the brightest one, the face on spiral galaxy M 74, can be identified in the above wide field photography.

© all photographs taken by Till Credner and Sven Kohle