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Zodiac: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 22
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Pisces (Fishes)

The fishes are an old constellation. It represents Venus and her son, leaping into the sea and transforming themselves into fishes to escape from the monster Typhon.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between February 20 and March 20. This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is η Piscium.
Neighboring constellations are Pegasus, Aquarius, Cetus, Aries, Triangulum, and Andromeda.
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Latin name:  Pisces (Psc)
English name:  Fishes
Abbreviation:  Psc
Zodiac:  February 20 - March 20
Brightest star:  η Piscium

Historic illustration of the Fishes in Urania's Mirror.

Objects in Fishes

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
M74 (NGC 628)
a spiral galaxy in the constellation Fishes
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).

NGC 488
a galaxy in the constellation Fishes
Image credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

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