NGC 520 is a pair of colliding spiral galaxies located at around 105 million light-years away from us. How to choose your telescope magnification? It is composed of an evolved G-type giant star, and a magnitude 7 companion. It is one of the constellations of the zodiac and is the last of the 12 signs, after Aquarius and before Aries. By using ThoughtCo, you accept our. This star has around 122% of our Sun’s mass, and it is 21 times brighter. This star has an apparent magnitude of 12.374, it is quite faint. The two fish in Pisces used to be represented as facing (or swimming) in the same direction, but now they are more commonly depicted as It is known to possess tidal tails, although their origins remain unknown. M74 ("The Phantom Galaxy") and surrounding region: By NASA, ESA, and the Digitized Sky Survey 2, acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) [CC-BY-3.0], via ESA/Hubble, By NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, acknowledgement: R. Chandar (University of Toledo) and Nearest constellations: Andromeda, Aquarius, Aries, Later, the Greeks and Romans saw a goddess of love and fertility—for the Greeks, it was Aphrodite, while for the Romans, it was Venus. CGCG436-030, also designated as PGC 4798, is a spiral galaxy located at around 400 million light-years away from us. NGC 60 is a spiral galaxy with unusually distorted spiral arms. Named stars: Alrescha, Fum al Samakah, and Torcularis Septentrionalis Pisces spreads out for over 889 square degrees. Delta Piscium is an orange-hued evolved K-type giant star, located at around 311 light-years away from us. NGC 514 is a low-luminosity, intermediate spiral galaxy located at around 82.8 million light-years away from us. The constellation of Pisces originates from some composition of the Babylonian constellations Sinutu4 – the great swallow – in current western Pisces, and Anunitum – the Lady of the Heaven, – in the current northern fish. NGC 474 is an elliptical galaxy located at around 100 million light-years away from us. She then asked to be a queen and have a palace, and this wish was granted. The constellation Pisces is part of a larger grouping of Pegasus, Andromeda, Aries, and Triangulum. It has an apparent magnitude of 4.27. This makes it around the same size and mass of Saturn. Chinese astronomers saw this region of the sky as a farmer's fence that kept animals from escaping. It is composed of many yellow elliptical and spiral galaxies. The secondary component, designated as B, has an apparent magnitude of 5.23, and it is 12 times brighter than our Sun, having 180% of our Sun’s mass, and a rotational velocity of 84 km / 52.1 mi per second. Torcular is 132 times brighter than our Sun, and it has 1,457% of its radius. Alpherg has a weak magnetic field, yet it has around 378% of our Sun’s mass, 2,648% of its radius, and it is 457 times brighter than our Sun. pointing in opposite directions. The constellation Pisces is easiest to see in October and November, or on late evenings in September. The best time to view stars and deep-sky objects in Pisces is during November. Delta Piscium has 165% of our Sun’s mass, 4,400% of its radius, and it is 447 times brighter than our Sun. The Pisces Dwarf is approaching our Milky Way at a radial velocity of around 287 km / 178.3 mi per second. This galaxy has two clearly defined spiral arms, and it is estimated to have around 100 billion stars. By NASA, ESA, M.J. Jee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University) [CC-BY-3.0], via ESA/Hubble. The neighboring constellations surrounding Pisces are Andromeda, Aquarius, Aries, Cetus, Pegasus, and Triangulum. Kanwar Singh, Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 4.0. Today, most stargazers think of Pisces as two fish in the sky. It is located right next to the Great Square of Pegasus in the northern hemisphere sky, and the heads of the fishes are either to the west or southeast of the Square. The wife then wanted to become a goddess, but the fish became angry and took the palace and home, leaving the couple with the tub and cabin once again. It is located at 1.5 degrees east-northeast of the brightest star in Pisces, Alpherg / Eta Piscium. Alpherg also has a companion star orbiting it, a young star of magnitude 7.51.